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Job 16 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:1 - Then Job answered:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:2 - "I have heard many such things; miserable comforters are you all.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:3 - Shall windy words have an end? Or what provokes you that you answer?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:4 - I also could speak as you do, if you were in my place; I could join words together 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 would assuage your pain.

Job Says God Shattered Him

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:6 - "If I speak, my pain is not assuaged, and if I forbear, how much of it leaves me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:7 - Surely now God has worn me out; he has made desolate all my company.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:8 - And he has shriveled me up, which is a witness against me; and my leanness has risen up against me, it testifies to my face.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:9 - He has torn me in his wrath, and hated me; he has gnashed his teeth at me; my adversary sharpens his eyes against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:10 - Men have gaped at me with their mouth, they have struck me insolently upon the cheek, they mass themselves together against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:11 - God gives me up to the ungodly, and casts me into the hands of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:12 - I was at ease, and he broke me asunder; he seized me by the neck and dashed me to pieces; he set me up as his target,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:13 - his archers surround me. He slashes open my kidneys, and does not spare; he pours out my gall on the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:14 - He breaks me with breach upon breach; he runs upon me like a warrior.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:15 - I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and have laid my strength in the dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:16 - My face is red with weeping, and on my eyelids is 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, cover not my blood, and let my cry find no resting place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:19 - Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and he that vouches for me is on high.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:20 - My friends scorn me; my eye pours out tears to God,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:21 - that he would maintain the right of a man with God, like that of a man with his neighbor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:22 - For when a few years have come I shall go the way whence I shall not return.

Downloaded from the Oxford Text Archive and used with permission. The following header is required to be posted:

Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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