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Job 19 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:1 - Then Job answered:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:2 - "How long will you torment me and crush me with your words?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:3 - These ten times you have been reproaching me; you are not ashamed to attack me!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:4 - But even if it were true that I have erred, my error remains solely my concern!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:5 - If indeed you would exalt yourselves above me and plead my disgrace against me,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:6 - know then that God has wronged me and encircled me with his net.

Everything Is against Him

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:7 - "If I cry out, 'Violence!' I receive no answer; I cry for help, but there is no justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:8 - He has blocked my way so I cannot pass, and has set darkness over my paths.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:9 - He has stripped me of my honor and has taken the crown off my head.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:10 - He tears me down on every side until I perish; he uproots my hope like one uproots a tree.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:11 - Thus his anger burns against me, and he considers me among his enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:12 - His troops advance together; they throw up a siege ramp against me, and they camp around my tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:13 - "He has put my relatives far from me; my acquaintances only turn away from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:14 - My kinsmen have failed me; my friends have forgotten me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:15 - My guests and my servant girls consider me a stranger; I am a foreigner in their eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:16 - I summon my servant, but he does not respond, even though I implore him with my own mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:17 - My breath is repulsive to my wife; I am loathsome to my brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:18 - Even youngsters have scorned me; when I get up, they scoff at me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:19 - All my closest friends detest me; and those whom I love have turned against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:20 - My bones stick to my skin and my flesh; I have escaped alive with only the skin of my teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:21 - Have pity on me, my friends, have pity on me, for the hand of God has struck me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:22 - Why do you pursue me like God does? Will you never be satiated with my flesh?

Job Says, "My Redeemer Lives"

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:23 - "O that my words were written down, O that they were written on a scroll,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:24 - that with an iron chisel and with lead they were engraved in a rock forever!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:25 - As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and that as the last he will stand upon the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:26 - And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:27 - whom I will see for myself, and whom my own eyes will behold, and not another. My heart grows faint within me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:28 - If you say, 'How we will pursue him, since the root of the trouble is found in him!'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:29 - Fear the sword yourselves, for wrath brings the punishment by the sword, so that you may know that there is judgment."

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