Job 16:12-22 TNIV

12 All was well with me, but he shattered me; he seized me by the neck and crushed me.1 He has made me his target;2

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13 his archers surround me.3 Without pity, he pierces4 my kidneys and spills my gall on the ground.

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14 Again and again5 he bursts upon me; he rushes at me like a warrior.6

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15 "I have sewed sackcloth7 over my skin and buried my brow in the dust.8

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16 My face is red with weeping,9 dark shadows ring my eyes;10

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17 yet my hands have been free of violence11 and my prayer is pure.12

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18 "Earth, do not cover my blood;13 may my cry14 never be laid to rest!15

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19 Even now my witness16 is in heaven;17 my advocate is on high.18

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20 My intercessor19 is my frienda20 as my eyes pour out21 tears22 to God;

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    • a 16:20 - Or "My friends treat me with scorn"
      21 on behalf of a human being he pleads23 with God as one pleads for a friend.

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      22 "Only a few years will pass before I take the path of no return.24

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