Job 19

Job 19:1  
Then Job answered,

Job 19:2  
“How long will you torment me, and crush me with words?

Job 19:3  
You have reproached me ten times. You aren’t ashamed that you attack me.

Job 19:4  
If it is true that I have erred, my error remains with myself.

Job 19:5  
If indeed you will magnify yourselves against me, and plead against me my reproach,

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know now that God has subverted me, and has surrounded me with his net.

Job 19:7  
“Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard. I cry for help, but there is no justice.

Job 19:8  
He has walled up my way so that I can’t pass, and has set darkness in my paths.

Job 19:9  
He has stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head.

Job 19:10  
He has broken me down on every side, and I am gone. He has plucked my hope up like a tree.

Job 19:11  
He has also kindled his wrath against me. He counts me among his adversaries.

Job 19:12  
His troops come on together, build a siege ramp against me, and encamp around my tent.

Job 19:13  
“He has put my brothers far from me. My acquaintances are wholly estranged from me.

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My relatives have gone away. My familiar friends have forgotten me.

Job 19:15  
Those who dwell in my house and my maids consider me a stranger. I am an alien in their sight.

Job 19:16  
I call to my servant, and he gives me no answer. I beg him with my mouth.

Job 19:17  
My breath is offensive to my wife. I am loathsome to the children of my own mother.

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Even young children despise me. If I arise, they speak against me.

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All my familiar friends abhor me. They whom I loved have turned against me.

Job 19:20  
My bones stick to my skin and to my flesh. I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.

Job 19:21  
“Have pity on me. Have pity on me, you my friends, for the hand of God has touched me.

Job 19:22  
Why do you persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?

Job 19:23  
“Oh that my words were now written! Oh that they were inscribed in a book!

Job 19:24  
That with an iron pen and lead they were engraved in the rock forever!

Job 19:25  
But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives. In the end, he will stand upon the earth.

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After my skin is destroyed, then I will see God in my flesh,

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whom I, even I, will see on my side. My eyes will see, and not as a stranger. “My heart is consumed within me.

Job 19:28  
If you say, ‘How we will persecute him!’ because the root of the matter is found in me,

Job 19:29  
be afraid of the sword, for wrath brings the punishments of the sword, that you may know there is a judgment.”

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