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Job 19

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