Parallel Bible results for Job 16

Good News Translation w/ Apocrypha

New International Version

Job 16

GNTA 1 I have heard words like that before; NIV 1 Then Job replied: GNTA 2 the comfort you give is only torment. NIV 2 “I have heard many things like these; you are miserable comforters, all of you! GNTA 3 Are you going to keep on talking forever? Do you always have to have the last word? NIV 3 Will your long-winded speeches never end? What ails you that you keep on arguing? GNTA 4 If you were in my place and I in yours, I could say everything you are saying. I could shake my head wisely and drown you with a flood of words. 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. GNTA 5 I could strengthen you with advice and keep talking to comfort you. NIV 5 But my mouth would encourage you; comfort from my lips would bring you relief. GNTA 6 But nothing I say helps, and being silent does not calm my pain. NIV 6 “Yet if I speak, my pain is not relieved; and if I refrain, it does not go away. GNTA 7 You have worn me out, God; you have let my family be killed. NIV 7 Surely, God, you have worn me out; you have devastated my entire household. GNTA 8 You have seized me; you are my enemy. I am skin and bones, and people take that as proof of my guilt. NIV 8 You have shriveled me up—and it has become a witness; my gauntness rises up and testifies against me. GNTA 9 In anger God tears me limb from limb; he glares at me with hate. 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. GNTA 10 People sneer at me; they crowd around me and slap my face. NIV 10 People open their mouths to jeer at me; they strike my cheek in scorn and unite together against me. GNTA 11 God has handed me over to evil people. NIV 11 God has turned me over to the ungodly and thrown me into the clutches of the wicked. GNTA 12 I was living in peace, but God took me by the throat and battered me and crushed me. God uses me for target practice 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; GNTA 13 and shoots arrows at me from every side - arrows that pierce and wound me; and even then he shows no pity. NIV 13 his archers surround me. Without pity, he pierces my kidneys and spills my gall on the ground. GNTA 14 He wounds me again and again; he attacks like a soldier gone mad with hate. NIV 14 Again and again he bursts upon me; he rushes at me like a warrior. GNTA 15 I mourn and wear clothes made of sackcloth, and I sit here in the dust defeated. NIV 15 “I have sewed sackcloth over my skin and buried my brow in the dust. GNTA 16 I have cried until my face is red, and my eyes are swollen and circled with shadows, NIV 16 My face is red with weeping, dark shadows ring my eyes; GNTA 17 but I am not guilty of any violence, and my prayer to God is sincere. NIV 17 yet my hands have been free of violence and my prayer is pure. GNTA 18 O Earth, don't hide the wrongs done to me! Don't let my call for justice be silenced! NIV 18 “Earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry never be laid to rest! GNTA 19 There is someone in heaven to stand up for me and take my side. NIV 19 Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high. GNTA 20 My friends scorn me; my eyes pour out tears to God. NIV 20 My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; GNTA 21 I want someone to plead with God for me, as one pleads for a friend. NIV 21 on behalf of a man he pleads with God as one pleads for a friend. GNTA 22 My years are passing now, and I walk the road of no return. NIV 22 “Only a few years will pass before I take the path of no return.

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