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Job 19 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And Job made answer and said, 1 Then Job replied:
2 How long will you make my life bitter, crushing me with words? 2 "How long will you torment me and crush me with words?
3 Ten times now you have made sport of me; it gives you no sense of shame to do me wrong. 3 Ten times now you have reproached me; shamelessly you attack me.
4 And, truly, if I have been in error, the effect of my error is only on myself. 4 If it is true that I have gone astray, my error remains my concern alone.
5 If you make yourselves great against me, using my punishment as an argument against me, 5 If indeed you would exalt yourselves above me and use my humiliation against me,
6 Be certain that it is God who has done me wrong, and has taken me in his net. 6 then know that God has wronged me and drawn his net around me.
7 Truly, I make an outcry against the violent man, but there is no answer: I give a cry for help, but no one takes up my cause. 7 "Though I cry, 'I've been wronged!' I get no response; though I call for help, there is no justice.
8 My way is walled up by him so that I may not go by: he has made my roads dark. 8 He has blocked my way so I cannot pass; he has shrouded my paths in darkness.
9 He has put off my glory from me, and taken the crown from my head. 9 He has stripped me of my honor and removed the crown from my head.
10 I am broken down by him on every side, and I am gone; my hope is uprooted like a tree. 10 He tears me down on every side till I am gone; he uproots my hope like a tree.
11 His wrath is burning against me, and I am to him as one of his haters. 11 His anger burns against me; he counts me among his enemies.
12 His armies come on together, they make their road high against me, and put up their tents round mine. 12 His troops advance in force; they build a siege ramp against me and encamp around my tent.
13 He has taken my brothers far away from me; they have seen my fate and have become strange to me. 13 "He has alienated my brothers from me; my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.
14 My relations and my near friends have given me up, and those living in my house have put me out of their minds. 14 My kinsmen have gone away; my friends have forgotten me.
15 I am strange to my women-servants, and seem to them as one from another country. 15 My guests and my maidservants count me a stranger; they look upon me as an alien.
16 At my cry my servant gives me no answer, and I have to make a prayer to him. 16 I summon my servant, but he does not answer, though I beg him with my own mouth.
17 My breath is strange to my wife, and I am disgusting to the offspring of my mother's body. 17 My breath is offensive to my wife; I am loathsome to my own brothers.
18 Even young children have no respect for me; when I get up their backs are turned on me. 18 Even the little boys scorn me; when I appear, they ridicule me.
19 All the men of my circle keep away from me; and those dear to me are turned against me. 19 All my intimate friends detest me; those I love have turned against me.
20 My bones are joined to my skin, and I have got away with my flesh in my teeth. 20 I am nothing but skin and bones; I have escaped with only the skin of my teeth.
21 Have pity on me, have pity on me, O my friends! for the hand of God is on me. 21 "Have pity on me, my friends, have pity, for the hand of God has struck me.
22 Why are you cruel to me, like God, for ever saying evil against me? 22 Why do you pursue me as God does? Will you never get enough of my flesh?
23 If only my words might be recorded! if they might be put in writing in a book! 23 "Oh, that my words were recorded, that they were written on a scroll,
24 And with an iron pen and lead be cut into the rock for ever! 24 that they were inscribed with an iron tool on lead, or engraved in rock forever!
25 But I am certain that he who will take up my cause is living, and that in time to come he will take his place on the dust; 25 I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.
26 And ... without my flesh I will see God; 26 And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God;
27 Whom I will see on my side, and not as one strange to me. My heart is broken with desire. 27 I myself will see him with my own eyes--I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!
28 If you say, How cruel we will be to him! because the root of sin is clearly in him: 28 "If you say, 'How we will hound him, since the root of the trouble lies in him, '
29 Be in fear of the sword, for the sword is the punishment for such things, so that you may be certain that there is a judge. 29 you should fear the sword yourselves; for wrath will bring punishment by the sword, and then you will know that there is judgment. "