19:1 Then Job answered and said:
19:2 How long will ye vex my soul, and crush me with words?
19:3 These ten times have ye reproached me; ye are not ashamed that ye deal harshly with me.
19:4 And be it indeed that I have erred, mine error remaineth with myself.
19:5 If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, and plead against me my reproach;
19:6 Know now that God hath subverted my cause, and hath compassed me with His net.
19:7 Behold, I cry out: 'Violence!' but I am not heard; I cry aloud, but there is no justice.
19:8 He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and hath set darkness in my paths.
19:9 He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head.
19:10 He hath broken me down on every side, and I am gone; and my hope hath He plucked up like a tree.
19:11 He hath also kindled His wrath against me, and He counteth me unto Him as one of His adversaries.
19:12 His troops come on together, and cast up their way against me, and encamp round about my tent.
19:13 He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are wholly estranged from me.
19:14 My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.
19:15 They that dwell in my house, and my maids, count me for a stranger; I am become an alien in their sight.
19:16 I call unto my servant, and he giveth me no answer, though I entreat him with my mouth.
19:17 My breath is abhorred of my wife, and I am loathsome to the children of my tribe.
19:18 Even urchins despised me; if I arise, they speak against me.
19:19 All my intimate friends abhor me; and they whom I loved are turned against me.
19:20 My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.
19:21 Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me.
19:22 Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?
19:23 Oh that my words were now written! Oh that they were inscribed in a book!
19:24 That with an iron pen and lead they were graven in the rock for ever!
19:25 But as for me, I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He will witness at the last upon the dust;
19:26 And when after my skin this is destroyed, then without my flesh shall I see God;
19:27 Whom I, even I, shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another's. My reins are consumed within me.
19:28 If ye say: 'How we will persecute him!' seeing that the root of the matter is found in me;
19:29 Be ye afraid of the sword; for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment.
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