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Job 16 :: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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Then Job answered:

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I have heard many things like these.

You are all miserable comforters. 

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Is there no end to your empty [fn]   words?

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If you were in my place I could also talk like you.

I could string words together against you

and shake my head at you.

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Instead, I would encourage you with my mouth,

and the consolation from my lips would bring relief. 

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Even if I speak, my suffering is not relieved,

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Surely He [fn] has now exhausted me.

You have devastated my entire family.

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You have shriveled me up [fn] — it has become a witness;

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His anger tears at me, and He harasses  me.

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My enemy pierces me with His eyes.

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They open their mouths against me

and strike my cheeks with contempt; 

they join themselves together against me.

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God hands me over to unjust men; [fn]

He throws me into the hands of the wicked.

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I was at ease, but He shattered me;

He seized me by the scruff of the neck

and smashed me to pieces.

He set me up as His target; 

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His archers [fn] surround me.

He pierces my kidneys without mercy

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He breaks through my defenses again and again; [fn]

He charges at me like a warrior. 

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I have sewn sackcloth over my skin;

I have buried my strength [fn] in the dust. 

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My face has grown red with weeping,

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although my hands are free from violence 

and my prayer is pure.

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Earth, do not cover my blood;

may my cry for help find no resting place. 

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Even now my witness is in heaven,

and my advocate is in the heights! 

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My friends scoff at me

as I weep before God.

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I wish that someone might arbitrate

between a man and God 

just as a man pleads for his friend.

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For only a few years will pass

before I go the way of no return.

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Lit windy ; Jb 15:2
Or it
Or have seized me ; Hb obscure
LXX, Vg; MT reads to a boy
Or arrows
Lit through me, breach on breach
Lit horn

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