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Job 16

Job 16:1
Then Job answered and said,

Job 16:2  
I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.

Job 16:3  
Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest?

Job 16:4  
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.

Job 16:5  
But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.

Job 16:6
Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?

Job 16:7
But now he hath made me weary: thou hast made desolate all my company.

Job 16:8  
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.

Job 16:9  
He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.

Job 16:10  
They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.

Job 16:11  
God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.

Job 16:12  
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.

Job 16:13  
His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.

Job 16:14  
He breaketh me with breach upon breach, he runneth upon me like a giant.

Job 16:15  
I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust.

Job 16:16  
My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;

Job 16:17  
Not for any injustice in mine hands: also my prayer is pure.

Job 16:18  
O earth, cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no place.

Job 16:19  
Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.

Job 16:20  
My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.

Job 16:21  
O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour!

Job 16:22
When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.


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