1. Then Job answered and said,

2. I have heard many such things: miserable comforters {are} ye all. {miserable: or, troublesome}

3. Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest? {vain...: Heb. words of wind}

4. 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.

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

6. Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and {though} I forbear, what am I eased? {what...: Heb. what goeth from me?}

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

8. 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.

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

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

11. God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked. {hath...: Heb. hath shut me up}

12. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

19. Also now, behold, my witness {is} in heaven, and my record {is} on high. {on high: Heb. in the high places}

20. My friends scorn me: {but} mine eye poureth out {tears} unto God. {scorn me: Heb. are my scorners}

21. O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man {pleadeth} for his neighbour! {neighbour: or, friend}

22. When a few years are come, then I shall go the way {whence} I shall not return. {a few...: Heb. years of number}

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