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Job 16

NRS 1 Then Job answered: NIV 1 Then Job replied: NRS 2 "I have heard many such things; miserable comforters are you all. NIV 2 "I have heard many things like these; miserable comforters are you all! NRS 3 Have windy words no limit? Or what provokes you that you keep on talking? NIV 3 Will your long-winded speeches never end? What ails you that you keep on arguing? NRS 4 I also could talk as you do, if you were in my place; I could join words together 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. NRS 5 I could encourage you with my mouth, and the solace of my lips would assuage your pain. NIV 5 But my mouth would encourage you; comfort from my lips would bring you relief. NRS 6 "If I speak, my pain is not assuaged, and if I forbear, how much of it leaves me? NIV 6 "Yet if I speak, my pain is not relieved; and if I refrain, it does not go away. NRS 7 Surely now God has worn me out; he has made desolate all my company. NIV 7 Surely, O God, you have worn me out; you have devastated my entire household. NRS 8 And he has shriveled me up, which is a witness against me; my leanness has risen up against me, and it testifies to my face. NIV 8 You have bound me--and it has become a witness; my gauntness rises up and testifies against me. NRS 9 He has torn me in his wrath, and hated me; he has gnashed his teeth at me; my adversary sharpens his eyes 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. NRS 10 They have gaped at me with their mouths; they have struck me insolently on the cheek; they mass themselves together against me. NIV 10 Men open their mouths to jeer at me; they strike my cheek in scorn and unite together against me. NRS 11 God gives me up to the ungodly, and casts me into the hands of the wicked. NIV 11 God has turned me over to evil men and thrown me into the clutches of the wicked. NRS 12 I was at ease, and he broke me in two; he seized me by the neck and dashed me to pieces; he set me up as 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; NRS 13 his archers surround me. He slashes open my kidneys, and shows no mercy; he pours out my gall on the ground. NIV 13 his archers surround me. Without pity, he pierces my kidneys and spills my gall on the ground. NRS 14 He bursts upon me again and again; he rushes at me like a warrior. NIV 14 Again and again he bursts upon me; he rushes at me like a warrior. NRS 15 I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and have laid my strength in the dust. NIV 15 "I have sewed sackcloth over my skin and buried my brow in the dust. NRS 16 My face is red with weeping, and deep darkness is on my eyelids, NIV 16 My face is red with weeping, deep shadows ring my eyes; NRS 17 though there is no violence in my hands, and my prayer is pure. NIV 17 yet my hands have been free of violence and my prayer is pure. NRS 18 "O earth, do not cover my blood; let my outcry find no resting place. NIV 18 "O earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry never be laid to rest! NRS 19 Even now, in fact, my witness is in heaven, and he that vouches for me is on high. NIV 19 Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high. NRS 20 My friends scorn me; my eye pours out tears to God, NIV 20 My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; NRS 21 that he would maintain the right of a mortal with God, as one does for a neighbor. NIV 21 on behalf of a man he pleads with God as a man pleads for his friend. NRS 22 For when a few years have come, I shall go the way from which I shall not return. NIV 22 "Only a few years will pass before I go on the journey of no return.