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I am desperate because God All-Powerful refuses to do what is right. As surely as God lives,
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As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment, and the Almighty, who hath brought my soul to bitterness,
Numbers 14:21 As I live: and the whole earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord.
Ruth 3:13 Rest thou this night: and when morning is come, if he will take thee by the right of kindred, all is well: but if he will not, I will undoubtedly take thee, so the Lord liveth: sleep till the morning.
1 Samuel 14:39,45 As the Lord liveth, who is the Saviour of Israel, if it was done by Jonathan, my son, he shall surely die. In this none of the people gainsayed him. . . .
1 Samuel 20:21 And I will send a boy, saying to him: Go and fetch me the arrows.
1 Samuel 25:26,34 Now therefore, my lord, the Lord liveth, and thy soul liveth, who hath withholden thee from coming to blood, and hath saved thy hand to thee: and now let thy enemies be as Nabal, and all they that seek evil to my lord. . . .
2 Samuel 2:27 And Joab said: As the Lord liveth, if thou hadst spoke sooner, even in the morning the people should have retired from pursuing after their brethren.
1 Kings 17:1 And Elias the Thesbite, of the inhabitants of Galaad, said to Achab: As the Lord liveth, the God of Israel, in whose sight I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to the words of my mouth.
1 Kings 18:15 And Elias said: As the Lord of hosts liveth, before whose face I stand, this day I will shew myself unto him.
Jeremiah 4:2 And thou shalt swear: As the Lord liveth, in truth, and in judgment, and in justice: and the Gentiles shall bless him, and shall praise him.
Jeremiah 5:2 And though they say: The Lord liveth; this also they will swear falsely.
Jeremiah 12:16 And it shall come to pass, if they will be taught, and will learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name: The Lord liveth, as they have taught my people to swear by Baal: that they shall be built up in the midst of my people.
Ezekiel 33:11 Say to them: As I live, saith the Lord God, I desire not the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way, and live. Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways: and why will you die, O house of Israel?
Job 10:3 Doth it seem good to thee that thou shouldst calumniate me, and oppress me, the work of thy own hands, and help the counsel of the wicked?
Job 34:5 For Job hath said: I am just, and God hath overthrown my judgment.
Isaiah 40:27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel: My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgment is passed over from my God?
vexed my soul.
Ruth 1:20,21 But she said to them: Call me not Noemi (that is, beautiful,) but call me Mara (that is, bitter), for the Almighty hath quite filled me with bitterness. . . .
2 Kings 4:27 And when she came to the man of God, to the mount, she caught hold on his feet: and Giezi came to remove her. And the man of God said: Let her alone for her soul is in anguish, and the Lord hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.
ContextJob Affirms His Integrity
1Job also added, taking up his parable, and said: 2As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment, and the Almighty, who hath brought my soul to bitterness,3As long as breath remaineth in me, and the spirit of God in my nostrils,…
He alloweth not my spirit to rest, and he filleth me with bitterness.
Doth it seem good to thee that thou shouldst calumniate me, and oppress me, the work of thy own hands, and help the counsel of the wicked?
God hath shut me up with the unjust man, and hath delivered me into the hands of the wicked.
At least now understand, that God hath not afflicted me with an equal judgment, and compassed me with his scourges.
God hath softened my heart, and the Almighty hath troubled me.
For Job hath said: I am just, and God hath overthrown my judgment.
Doth thy thought seem right to thee, that thou shouldst say: I am more just than God?
Wilt thou make void my judgment: and condemn me, that thou mayst be justified?
Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel: My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgment is passed over from my God?
Additional Translations“As surely as God lives, who has deprived me of justice, the Almighty, who has embittered my soul,As God lives, who has taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who has vexed my soul;
As God liveth, who hath taken away my right, And the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul:
As God lives, who has thus judge me; and the Almighty, who has embittered my soul;
[As] God liveth, who hath taken away my right, and the Almighty, who hath embittered my soul,
As God liveth, who hath taken away my right; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;
As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty who hath afflicted my soul;
"As God lives, who has taken away my right, the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter.
God liveth! He turned aside my judgment, And the Mighty -- He made my soul bitter.
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