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Job 16 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Job Says Friends Are Sorry Comforters

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:1 - Then Job [fn]answered,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:2 - “I have heard many such things;
[fn]Sorry comforters are you all.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:3 - “Is there no limit to windy words?
Or what plagues you that you answer?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:4 - “I too could speak like you,
If [fn]I were in your place.
I could compose words against you
And shake my head at you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:5 - “I could strengthen you with my mouth,
And the solace of my lips could lessen your pain.

Job Says God Shattered Him

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:6 - “If I speak, my pain is not lessened,
And if I hold back, what has left me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:7 - “But now He has exhausted me;
You have laid waste all my company.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:8 - “You have shriveled me up,
It has become a witness;
And my leanness rises up against me,
It testifies to my face.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:9 - “His anger has torn me and [fn]hunted me down,
He has gnashed at me with His teeth;
My adversary [fn]glares at me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:10 - “They have gaped at me with their mouth,
They have [fn]slapped me on the cheek with contempt;
They have massed themselves against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:11 - “God hands me over to ruffians
And tosses me into the hands of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:12 - “I was at ease, but He shattered me,
And He has grasped me by the neck and shaken me to pieces;
He has also set me up as His target.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:13 - “His arrows surround me.
Without mercy He splits my kidneys open;
He pours out my gall on the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:14 - “He breaks through me with breach after breach;
He runs at me like a warrior.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:15 - “I have sewed sackcloth over my skin
And thrust my horn in the dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:16 - “My face is flushed from weeping,
And deep darkness is on my eyelids,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:17 - Although there is no violence in my hands,
And my prayer is pure.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:18 - “O earth, do not cover my blood,
And let there be no resting place for my cry.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:19 - “Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven,
And my [fn]advocate is on high.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:20 - “My friends are my scoffers;
My eye [fn]weeps to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:21 - “O that a man might plead with God
As a man with his neighbor!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:22 - “For when a few years are past,
I shall go the way of no return.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: answered and said
Literally: Comforters of trouble
Literally: your soul were in place of my soul
Literally: borne a grudge against me
Literally: sharpens his eyes
Literally: struck
Or, witness
Or, drips

New American Standard Bible 1995
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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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