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Job 19 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:1 - Then Job answered:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:2 - "How long will you torment me, and break me in pieces with words?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:3 - These ten times you have cast reproach upon me; are you not ashamed to wrong me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:4 - And even if it be true that I have erred, my error remains with myself.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:5 - If indeed you magnify yourselves against me, and make my humiliation an argument against me,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:6 - know then that God has put me in the wrong, and closed his net about me.

Everything Is against Him

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:7 - Behold, I cry out, 'Violence!' but I am not answered; I call aloud, but there is no justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:8 - He has walled up my way, so that I cannot pass, and he has set darkness upon my paths.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:9 - He has stripped from me my glory, and taken the crown from my head.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:10 - He breaks me down on every side, and I am gone, and my hope has he pulled up like a tree.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:11 - He has kindled his wrath against me, and counts me as his adversary.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:12 - His troops come on together; they have cast up siegeworks against me, and encamp round about my tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:13 - "He has put my brethren far from me, and my acquaintances are wholly estranged from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:14 - My kinsfolk and my close friends have failed me;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:15 - the guests in my house have forgotten me; my maidservants count me as a stranger; I have become an alien in their eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:16 - I call to my servant, but he gives me no answer; I must beseech him with my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:17 - I am repulsive to my wife, loathsome to the sons of my own mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:18 - Even young children despise me; when I rise they talk against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:19 - All my intimate friends abhor me, and those whom I loved have turned against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:20 - My bones cleave to my skin and to my flesh, and I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:21 - Have pity on me, have pity on me, O you my friends, for the hand of God has touched me!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:22 - Why do you, like God, pursue me? Why are you not satisfied with my flesh?

Job Says, "My Redeemer Lives"

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:23 - "Oh that my words were written! Oh that they were inscribed in a book!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:24 - Oh that with an iron pen and lead they were graven in the rock for ever!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:25 - For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at last he will stand upon the earth;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:26 - and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then from my flesh I shall see God,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:27 - whom I shall see on my side, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:28 - If you say, 'How we will pursue him!' and, 'The root of the matter is found in him';
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:29 - be afraid of the sword, for wrath brings the punishment of the sword, that you may know there is a judgment."

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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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