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Parallel Bible results for Job 16

New Living Translation

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Job 16

NLT 1 Then Job spoke again: NIV 1 Then Job replied: NLT 2 “I have heard all this before. What miserable comforters you are! NIV 2 “I have heard many things like these; you are miserable comforters, all of you! NLT 3 Won’t you ever stop blowing hot air? What makes you keep on talking? NIV 3 Will your long-winded speeches never end? What ails you that you keep on arguing? NLT 4 I could say the same things if you were in my place. I could spout off criticism 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. NLT 5 But if it were me, I would encourage you. I would try to take away your grief. NIV 5 But my mouth would encourage you; comfort from my lips would bring you relief. NLT 6 Instead, I suffer if I defend myself, and I suffer no less if I refuse to speak. NIV 6 “Yet if I speak, my pain is not relieved; and if I refrain, it does not go away. NLT 7 “O God, you have ground me down and devastated my family. NIV 7 Surely, God, you have worn me out; you have devastated my entire household. NLT 8 As if to prove I have sinned, you’ve reduced me to skin and bones. My gaunt flesh testifies against me. NIV 8 You have shriveled me up—and it has become a witness; my gauntness rises up and testifies against me. NLT 9 God hates me and angrily tears me apart. He snaps his teeth at me and pierces me with his eyes. 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. NLT 10 People jeer and laugh at me. They slap my cheek in contempt. A mob gathers against me. NIV 10 People open their mouths to jeer at me; they strike my cheek in scorn and unite together against me. NLT 11 God has handed me over to sinners. He has tossed me into the hands of the wicked. NIV 11 God has turned me over to the ungodly and thrown me into the clutches of the wicked. NLT 12 “I was living quietly until he shattered me. He took me by the neck and broke me in pieces. Then 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; NLT 13 and now his archers surround me. His arrows pierce me without mercy. The ground is wet with my blood. NIV 13 his archers surround me. Without pity, he pierces my kidneys and spills my gall on the ground. NLT 14 Again and again he smashes against me, charging at me like a warrior. NIV 14 Again and again he bursts upon me; he rushes at me like a warrior. NLT 15 I wear burlap to show my grief. My pride lies in the dust. NIV 15 “I have sewed sackcloth over my skin and buried my brow in the dust. NLT 16 My eyes are red with weeping; dark shadows circle my eyes. NIV 16 My face is red with weeping, dark shadows ring my eyes; NLT 17 Yet I have done no wrong, and my prayer is pure. NIV 17 yet my hands have been free of violence and my prayer is pure. NLT 18 “O earth, do not conceal my blood. Let it cry out on my behalf. NIV 18 “Earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry never be laid to rest! NLT 19 Even now my witness is in heaven. My advocate is there on high. NIV 19 Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high. NLT 20 My friends scorn me, but I pour out my tears to God. NIV 20 My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; NLT 21 I need someone to mediate between God and me, as a person mediates between friends. NIV 21 on behalf of a man he pleads with God as one pleads for a friend. NLT 22 For soon I must go down that road from which I will never return. NIV 22 “Only a few years will pass before I take the path of no return.

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