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Job 19 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:1 - Then Job replied:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:2 - “How long will you torment me and crush me with words?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:3 - Ten times now you have reproached me; shamelessly you attack me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:4 - If it is true that I have gone astray, my error remains my concern alone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:5 - If indeed you would exalt yourselves above me and use my humiliation against me,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:6 - then know that God has wronged me and drawn his net around me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:7 - “Though I cry, ‘Violence!’ I get no response; though I call for help, there is no justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:8 - He has blocked my way so I cannot pass; he has shrouded my paths in darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:9 - He has stripped me of my honor and removed the crown from my head.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:10 - He tears me down on every side till I am gone; he uproots my hope like a tree.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:11 - His anger burns against me; he counts me among his enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:12 - His troops advance in force; they build a siege ramp against me and encamp around my tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:13 - “He has alienated my family from me; my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:14 - My relatives have gone away; my closest friends have forgotten me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:15 - My guests and my female servants count me a foreigner; they look on me as on a stranger.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:16 - I summon my servant, but he does not answer, though I beg him with my own mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:17 - My breath is offensive to my wife; I am loathsome to my own family.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:18 - Even the little boys scorn me; when I appear, they ridicule me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:19 - All my intimate friends detest me; those I love have turned against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:20 - I am nothing but skin and bones; I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:21 - “Have pity on me, my friends, have pity, for the hand of God has struck me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:22 - Why do you pursue me as God does? Will you never get enough of my flesh?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:23 - “Oh, that my words were recorded, that they were written on a scroll,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:24 - that they were inscribed with an iron tool on[fn] lead, or engraved in rock forever!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:25 - I know that my redeemer[fn] lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:26 - And after my skin has been destroyed, yet[fn] in[fn] my flesh I will see God;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:27 - I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:28 - “If you say, ‘How we will hound him, since the root of the trouble lies in him,[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:29 - you should fear the sword yourselves; for wrath will bring punishment by the sword, and then you will know that there is judgment.[fn]
NIV Footnotes
Or only by my gums
Or and
Or vindicator
Or on my grave
Or And after I awake, / though this body has been destroyed, / then
Or destroyed, / apart from
Many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Vulgate; most Hebrew manuscripts me
Or sword, / that you may come to know the Almighty

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