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Job 16

NIV 1 Then Job replied: NIV 1 Then Job replied: NIV 2 "I have heard many things like these; miserable comforters are you all! NIV 2 "I have heard many things like these; miserable comforters are you all! NIV 3 Will your long-winded speeches never end? What ails you that you keep on arguing? NIV 3 Will your long-winded speeches never end? What ails you that you keep on arguing? NIV 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. NIV 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. NIV 5 But my mouth would encourage you; comfort from my lips would bring you relief. NIV 5 But my mouth would encourage you; comfort from my lips would bring you relief. NIV 6 "Yet if I speak, my pain is not relieved; and if I refrain, it does not go away. NIV 6 "Yet if I speak, my pain is not relieved; and if I refrain, it does not go away. NIV 7 Surely, O God, you have worn me out; you have devastated my entire household. NIV 7 Surely, O God, you have worn me out; you have devastated my entire household. NIV 8 You have bound me--and it has become a witness; my gauntness rises up and testifies against me. NIV 8 You have bound me--and it has become a witness; my gauntness rises up and testifies against me. NIV 9 God assails me and tears me in his anger and gnashes his teeth at me; my opponent fastens on me his piercing eyes. NIV 9 God assails me and tears me in his anger and gnashes his teeth at me; my opponent fastens on me his piercing eyes. NIV 10 Men open their mouths to jeer at me; they strike my cheek in scorn and unite together against me. NIV 10 Men open their mouths to jeer at me; they strike my cheek in scorn and unite together against me. NIV 11 God has turned me over to evil men and thrown me into the clutches of the wicked. NIV 11 God has turned me over to evil men and thrown me into the clutches of the wicked. NIV 12 All was well with me, but he shattered me; he seized me by the neck and crushed me. He has made me his target; NIV 12 All was well with me, but he shattered me; he seized me by the neck and crushed me. He has made me his target; NIV 13 his archers surround me. Without pity, he pierces my kidneys and spills my gall on the ground. NIV 13 his archers surround me. Without pity, he pierces my kidneys and spills my gall on the ground. NIV 14 Again and again he bursts upon me; he rushes at me like a warrior. NIV 14 Again and again he bursts upon me; he rushes at me like a warrior. NIV 15 "I have sewed sackcloth over my skin and buried my brow in the dust. NIV 15 "I have sewed sackcloth over my skin and buried my brow in the dust. NIV 16 My face is red with weeping, deep shadows ring my eyes; NIV 16 My face is red with weeping, deep shadows ring my eyes; NIV 17 yet my hands have been free of violence and my prayer is pure. NIV 17 yet my hands have been free of violence and my prayer is pure. NIV 18 "O earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry never be laid to rest! NIV 18 "O earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry never be laid to rest! NIV 19 Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high. NIV 19 Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high. NIV 20 My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; NIV 20 My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; NIV 21 on behalf of a man he pleads with God as a man pleads for his friend. NIV 21 on behalf of a man he pleads with God as a man pleads for his friend. NIV 22 "Only a few years will pass before I go on the journey of no return. NIV 22 "Only a few years will pass before I go on the journey of no return.