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Job 16 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:1 - Then Job replied:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:2 - "I have heard many things like these before. What miserable comforters are you all!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:3 - Will there be an end to your windy words? Or what provokes you that you answer?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:4 - I also could speak like you, if you were in my place; I could pile up words against you and I could shake my head at you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:5 - But I would strengthen you with my words; comfort from my lips would bring you relief.

Job Says God Shattered Him

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:6 - "But if I speak, my pain is not relieved, and if I refrain from speaking - how much of it goes away?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:7 - Surely now he has worn me out, you have devastated my entire household.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:8 - You have seized me, and it has become a witness; my leanness has risen up against me and testifies against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:9 - His anger has torn me and persecuted me; he has gnashed at me with his teeth; my adversary locks his eyes on me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:10 - People have opened their mouths against me, they have struck my cheek in scorn; they unite together against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:11 - God abandons me to evil men, and throws me into the hands of wicked men.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:12 - I was in peace, and he has shattered me. He has seized me by the neck and crushed me. He has made me his target;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:13 - his archers surround me. Without pity he pierces my kidneys and pours out my gall on the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:14 - He breaks through against me, time and time again; he rushes against me like a warrior.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:15 - I have sewed sackcloth on my skin, and buried my horn in the dust;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:16 - my face is reddened because of weeping, and on my eyelids there is a deep darkness,
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, nor let there be a secret place for my cry.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:19 - Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:20 - My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:21 - and he contends with God on behalf of man as a man pleads for his friend.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:22 - For the years that lie ahead are few, and then I will go on the way of no return.

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