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Job 16 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:1 - And Job answereth and saith: --
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:2 - I have heard many such things, Miserable comforters are ye all.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:3 - Is there an end to words of wind? Or what doth embolden thee that thou answerest?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:4 - I also, like you, might speak, If your soul were in my soul's stead. I might join against you with words, And nod at you with my head.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:5 - I might harden you with my mouth, And the moving of my lips might be sparing.

Job Says God Shattered Him

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:6 - If I speak, my pain is not restrained, And I cease -- what goeth from me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:7 - Only, now, it hath wearied me; Thou hast desolated all my company,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:8 - And Thou dost loathe me, For a witness it hath been, And rise up against me doth my failure, In my face it testifieth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:9 - His anger hath torn, and he hateth me, He hath gnashed at me with his teeth, My adversary sharpeneth his eyes for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:10 - They have gaped on me with their mouth, In reproach they have smitten my cheeks, Together against me they set themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:11 - God shutteth me up unto the perverse, And to the hands of the wicked turneth me over.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:12 - At ease I have been, and he breaketh me, And he hath laid hold on my neck, And he breaketh me in pieces, And he raiseth me to him for a mark.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:13 - Go round against me do his archers. He splitteth my reins, and spareth not, He poureth out to the earth my gall.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:14 - He breaketh me -- breach upon breach, He runneth upon me as a mighty one.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:15 - Sackcloth I have sewed on my skin, And have rolled in the dust my horn.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:16 - My face is foul with weeping, And on mine eyelids is death-shade.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:17 - Not for violence in my hands, And my prayer is pure.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:18 - O earth, do not thou cover my blood! And let there not be a place for my cry.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:19 - Also, now, lo, in the heavens is my witness, And my testifier in the high places.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:20 - My interpreter is my friend, Unto God hath mine eye dropped:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:21 - And he reasoneth for a man with God, And a son of man for his friend.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:22 - When a few years do come, Then a path I return not do I go.

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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