Job 13 (Wycliffe)

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1 Lo! mine eye, saith Job, hath seen all things, and mine ear hath heard (it all); and I understood all things. 2 Even with your knowing, (that) also I know, and I am not lower than ye. (What you know, I also know, and I am not lower than ye.) 3 But nevertheless I shall speak to Almighty God, and I covet to dispute with God (and I desire to dispute with God); 4 and first I (shall) show you (to be) makers of lies, and lovers/favourers of wayward teachings. (but first I shall show you to be liars, and lovers of wayward teaching.) 5 And I would, that ye were still, that ye were guessed to be wise men. (And I wish, that ye held your peace, so that ye could be thought to be wise.) 6 Therefore hear ye my chastisings; and perceive ye the doom of my lips. (And so hear ye my arguments; and understand ye the judgement from my lips.) 7 Whether God hath need to your leasing, that ye speak guileful things for him? (Hath God a need for your lies, so that ye speak these guileful things for him?) 8 Whether ye take his face, and enforce to deem for God? (Do ye take his place, and endeavour to judge for God?) 9 Either it shall please him, from whom nothing may be hid? Whether he, as a man, shall be deceived by your falsenesses? (Shall he, like a man, be deceived by your falseness, or your duplicity?) 10 He shall reprove you; for ye take his face in huddles. (He shall rebuke you, if ye secretly accuse me, and judge me.) 11 Anon as he shall stir him, he shall trouble you; and his dread shall fall upon you. (At once he shall stir himself, and he shall trouble you; and the fear of him, or his terror, shall come upon you.) 12 Your mind shall be comparisoned to ashes; and your nolls shall be driven down into (the) clay. 13 Be ye still a little, that I speak (so that I can speak), whatever thing my mind hath showed to me. 14 Why rend I my flesh with my teeth, and bear my life in mine hands? 15 Yea, though God slay me, I shall hope in him; nevertheless I shall prove my ways in his sight. (Yea, even if God shall kill me, I shall still hope, or trust, in him; and I shall still argue my case before him.) 16 And he shall be my saviour; for why each hypocrite shall not come in his sight (for no hypocrite shall ever come before him). 17 Hear ye my word, and perceive ye with [your] ears (my) dark and hard privy speeches/(my) dark and hard figurative speeches. (Hear ye my voice, and perceive ye with your ears, my words of explanation.) 18 If I shall be deemed, I know that I shall be found just. (If I shall be judged, I know that I shall be justified, or found acquitted.) 19 Who is he that is deemed with me? Come he; why am I still, and am wasted? (Who is he who is judged with me? Come he; for if I hold my peace, I shall be destroyed.) 20 Do thou not to me two things only; and then I shall not be hid from thy face. (Do thou only two things for me; and then I shall not hide from thy face.) 21 Make thine hand far from me; and thy dread make not me afeared. (Take thy hand far away from me; and do not let my fear of thee make me afraid.) 22 Call thou me, and I shall answer thee; either certainly I shall speak, and (then) thou shalt answer me. 23 How great sins and wickednesses have I? (How many sins and wickednesses have I?) Show thou to me my felonies, and my trespasses. 24 Why hidest thou thy face, and deemest me thine enemy? 25 Thou showest thy might against a leaf, that is ravished away with the wind; and thou pursuest dry stubble. 26 For thou writest bitternesses against me; and wilt waste me with the sins of my young waxing age. (For thou writest bitter charges against me; and wilt destroy me for the sins of my youth.) 27 Thou hast set my foot in a stock (Thou hast set my feet in the stocks), and thou hast kept (watch over) all my paths; and thou hast beheld the steps of my feet. 28 And I shall be wasted as rot, and as a cloth, that is eaten of a moth. (And I shall be wasted by rot, and like a cloak, that is eaten by a moth.)
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