Job 16
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1And Job answers and says:

2“I have heard many such things, "" Miserable comforters [are] you all.

3Is there an end to words of wind? Or what emboldens you that you answer?

4I also, like you, might speak, "" If your soul were in my soul’s stead. I might join against you with words, "" And nod at you with my head.

5I might harden you with my mouth, "" And the moving of my lips might be sparing.

6If I speak, my pain is not restrained, "" And I cease—what goes from me?

7Only, now, it has wearied me; You have desolated all my company,

8And You loathe me, "" For it has been a witness, "" And my failure rises up against me, "" It testifies in my face.

9His anger has torn, and He hates me, "" He has gnashed at me with His teeth, "" My adversary sharpens His eyes for me.

10They have gaped on me with their mouth, "" In reproach they have struck my cheeks, "" Together they set themselves against me.

11God shuts me up to the perverse, "" And turns me over to the hands of the wicked.

12I have been at ease, and He breaks me, "" And He has laid hold on my neck, "" And He breaks me in pieces, "" And He raises me to Him for a mark.

13His archers go around against me. He split my reins, and does not spare, "" He pours out my gall to the earth.

14He breaks me—breach on breach, "" He runs on me as a mighty one.

15I have sewed sackcloth on my skin, "" And have rolled my horn in the dust.

16My face is foul with weeping, "" And on my eyelids [is] death-shade.

17Not for violence in my hands, "" And my prayer [is] pure.

18O earth, do not cover my blood! And let there not be a place for my cry.

19Also, now, behold, my witness [is] in the heavens, "" And my testifier in the high places.

20My interpreter [is] my friend, "" My eye has dropped to God;

21And He reasons for a man with God, "" As a son of man for his friend.

22When a few years come, "" Then I go [on] the path of no return.”

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