Then Jobanswered and said ,
How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?3
These tentimes have ye reproached me: ye are not ashamed that ye make yourselves strange to me.
And be it indeed that I have erred , mine errorremaineth with myself.
If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, and plead against me my reproach:6Knownow that God hath overthrown me, and hath compassed me with his net.7
Behold, I cry out of wrong,a but I am not heard : I cry aloud , but there is no judgment.8
He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass , and he hath setdarkness in my paths.9
He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head.10
He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am gone : and mine hope hath he removed like a tree.11
He hath also kindled his wrath against me, and he counteth me unto him as one of his enemies.12
His troopscometogether, and raise up their way against me, and encamp round about my tabernacle.13
He hath put my brethrenfar from me, and mine acquaintance are verily estranged from me.
My kinsfolk have failed , and my familiar friends have forgotten me.
They that dwell in mine house, and my maids,count me for a stranger : I am an alien in their sight.16
I called my servant, and he gave me no answer ; I intreated him with my mouth.17
My breath is strange to my wife, though I intreated for the children's sake of mine own body.18
Yea, young childrendespised me; I arose , and they spake against me.
All my inwardfriendsabhorred me: and they whom I loved are turned against me.
My bonecleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.21
Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me.
Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?23
Oh that my words were nowwritten ! oh that they were printed in a book!24
That they were graven with an ironpen and lead in the rock for ever!25
For I know that my redeemerliveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:26
And though afterb my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I seeGod:27
Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold , and not another ;c though my reins be consumedwithin me.
But ye should say , Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me?
Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishmentsof the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment .