Book 18 of 66: Job: Chapter 016 of 42

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Then Job answered and said,


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I have heard many such things:
miserable comforters are ye all.


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Shall vain words have an end?
or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest?


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I also could speak as ye do:
if your soul were in my soul's stead,
I could heap up words against you,
and shake mine head at you.


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But I would strengthen you with my mouth,
and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.


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Though I speak,
my grief is not asswaged:
and though I forbear,
what am I eased?


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But now he hath made me weary:
thou hast made desolate all my company.


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And thou hast filled me with wrinkles,
which is a witness against me:
and my leanness rising up in me beareth witness to my face.


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He teareth me in his wrath,
who hateth me:
he gnasheth upon me with his teeth;
mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.


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They have gaped upon me with their mouth;
they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully;
they have gathered themselves together against me.


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God hath delivered me to the ungodly,
and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.


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I was at ease,
but he hath broken me asunder:
he hath also taken me by my neck,
and shaken me to pieces,
and set me up for his mark.


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His archers compass me round about,
he cleaveth my reins asunder,
and doth not spare;
he poureth out my gall upon the ground.


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He breaketh me with breach upon breach,
he runneth upon me like a giant.


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I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin,
and defiled my horn in the dust.


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My face is foul with weeping,
and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;


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Not for any injustice in mine hands:
also my prayer is pure.


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O earth,
cover not thou my blood,
and let my cry have no place.


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Also now,
behold,
my witness is in heaven,
and my record is on high.


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My friends scorn me:
but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.


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O that one might plead for a man with God,
as a man pleadeth for his neighbour!


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When a few years are come,
then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.


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