Then Jobanswered and said ,
I have heard many such things:miserableacomforters are ye all.
Shall vainbwords have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest ?
I also could speak as ye do: if your soulwere in my soul's stead, I could heap upwords against you, and shake mine headat you.
But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.
Though I speak , my grief is not asswaged : and though I forbear , what am I eased ?
But now he hath made me weary : thou hast made desolate all my company.8
And thou hast filled me with wrinkles , which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me beareth witness to my face.9
He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemysharpeneth his eyes upon me.
They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheekreproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.
11God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.12
I was at ease, but he hath broken me asunder : he hath also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces , and set me up for his mark.13
His archers compass me round about , he cleaveth my reinsasunder , and doth not spare ; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.14
He breaketh me with breachuponbreach, he runneth upon me like a giant.15
I have sewedsackcloth upon my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust.16
My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;17
Not for any injustice in mine hands: also my prayer is pure.18
O earth,cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no place.19
Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.c20
My friendsscorn me: but mine eyed poureth out tears unto God.21
O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour !
When a feweyears are come , then I shall go the way whence I shall not return .