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Job 16:1-7 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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Holman Christian Standard (CSB) New International Version (NIV)
1 Then Job answered: 1 Then Job replied:
2 I have heard many things like these. You are all miserable comforters. 2 "I have heard many things like these; miserable comforters are you all!
3 Is there [no] end to your empty words? What provokes you that you continue testifying? 3 Will your long-winded speeches never end? What ails you that you keep on arguing?
4 If you were in my place I could also talk like you. I could string words together against you and shake my head at you, [but I wouldn't]. 4 I also could speak like you, if you were in my place; I could make fine speeches against you and shake my head at you.
5 I would encourage you with my mouth, and the consolation from my lips would bring relief. 5 But my mouth would encourage you; comfort from my lips would bring you relief.
6 Even if I speak, my suffering is not relieved, and if I hold back, what have I lost? 6 "Yet if I speak, my pain is not relieved; and if I refrain, it does not go away.
7 Surely He has now exhausted me. You have devastated my entire family. 7 Surely, O God, you have worn me out; you have devastated my entire household.