Job 1:20; Job 4:4; Job 7:4; Job 8:15; Job 11:17; Job 14:12; Job 15:29; Job 16:8; Job 16:12; Job 19:18; Job 19:25; Job 20:27; Job 22:28; Job 24:14; Job 24:22; Job 25:3; Job 27:7; Job 29:8; Job 30:12; Job 30:28; Job 31:14; Job 41:26
Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped.
"Your words have helped the tottering to stand, And you have strengthened feeble knees.
"When I lie down I say, 'When shall I arise?' But the night continues, And I am continually tossing until dawn.
"He trusts in his house, but it does not stand; He holds fast to it, but it does not endure.
"Your life would be brighter than noonday; Darkness would be like the morning.
So man lies down and does not rise. Until the heavens are no longer, He will not awake nor be aroused out of his sleep.
"He will not become rich, nor will his wealth endure; And his grain will not bend down to the ground.
"You have shriveled me up, It has become a witness; And my leanness rises up against me, It testifies to my face.
"I was at ease, but He shattered me, And He has grasped me by the neck and shaken me to pieces; He has also set me up as His target.
"Even young children despise me; I rise up and they speak against me.
"As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.
"The heavens will reveal his iniquity, And the earth will rise up against him.
"You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; And light will shine on your ways.
"The murderer arises at dawn; He kills the poor and the needy, And at night he is as a thief.
"But He drags off the valiant by His power; He rises, but no one has assurance of life.
"Is there any number to His troops? And upon whom does His light not rise?
"May my enemy be as the wicked And my opponent as the unjust.
The young men saw me and hid themselves, And the old men arose and stood.
"On the right hand their brood arises; They thrust aside my feet and build up against me their ways of destruction.
"I go about mourning without comfort; I stand up in the assembly and cry out for help.
What then could I do when God arises? And when He calls me to account, what will I answer Him?
"The sword that reaches him cannot avail, Nor the spear, the dart or the javelin.