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Job 19Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)

19 ¶ And Job replied and said,

How long will ye anguish my soul and break me in pieces with words?

These ten times ye have reproached me; are ye not ashamed to make yourselves strange to me?

And if indeed I have erred, my error shall remain with me.

If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me and reprove me of my reproach,

know now that God has overthrown me and has compassed me with his net.

Behold, I shall cry out that I have been wronged, and I shall not be heard; I shall cry aloud, and there shall be no judgment.

¶ He has walled off my way and I shall not pass, and he has set darkness in my paths.

He has stripped me of my glory and taken the crown from my head.

10 He has pulled me up on every side, and I am dried up; he has caused my hope to pass like an uprooted tree.

11 He has kindled his wrath against me, and he counted me unto him as one of his enemies.

12 His troops came together and raised up their way over me and encamp round about my tent.

13 He has put my brethren far from me, and my acquaintances are verily estranged from me.

14 My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.

15 Those that dwell in my house and my maids have counted me for a stranger; I was an alien in their sight.

16 I called my slave, and he gave me no answer; I intreated him with my mouth.

17 My spirit came to be strange to my wife, although I intreated her for the sons of my own body.

18 Even the young children despised me; as I arose, they spoke against me.

19 All my intimate friends abhorred me; and those whom I loved are turned against me.

20 My bones cleave to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

21 Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God has touched me.

22 Why do ye persecute me as God and are not satisfied with my flesh?

23 ¶ Oh, that my words were now written! Oh, that they were printed in a book!

24 That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!

25 For I know that my redeemer lives and that he shall rise at the latter day over the dust;

26 and afterward from this, my stricken skin and from my own flesh, I must see God:

27 whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another, though my kidneys be consumed within me.

28 But ye should say, Why should we persecute him, seeing that the root of the matter is found in me?

29 Be ye afraid of the sword; for the wrath of the sword comes because of the iniquities, that ye may know there is a judgment.

Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)

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Job 19New International Version (NIV)

Job

19 Then Job replied:

“How long will you torment me
    and crush me with words?
Ten times now you have reproached me;
    shamelessly you attack me.
If it is true that I have gone astray,
    my error remains my concern alone.
If indeed you would exalt yourselves above me
    and use my humiliation against me,
then know that God has wronged me
    and drawn his net around me.

“Though I cry, ‘Violence!’ I get no response;
    though I call for help, there is no justice.
He has blocked my way so I cannot pass;
    he has shrouded my paths in darkness.
He has stripped me of my honor
    and removed the crown from my head.
10 He tears me down on every side till I am gone;
    he uproots my hope like a tree.
11 His anger burns against me;
    he counts me among his enemies.
12 His troops advance in force;
    they build a siege ramp against me
    and encamp around my tent.

13 “He has alienated my family from me;
    my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.
14 My relatives have gone away;
    my closest friends have forgotten me.
15 My guests and my female servants count me a foreigner;
    they look on me as on a stranger.
16 I summon my servant, but he does not answer,
    though I beg him with my own mouth.
17 My breath is offensive to my wife;
    I am loathsome to my own family.
18 Even the little boys scorn me;
    when I appear, they ridicule me.
19 All my intimate friends detest me;
    those I love have turned against me.
20 I am nothing but skin and bones;
    I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.[a]

21 “Have pity on me, my friends, have pity,
    for the hand of God has struck me.
22 Why do you pursue me as God does?
    Will you never get enough of my flesh?

23 “Oh, that my words were recorded,
    that they were written on a scroll,
24 that they were inscribed with an iron tool on[b] lead,
    or engraved in rock forever!
25 I know that my redeemer[c] lives,
    and that in the end he will stand on the earth.[d]
26 And after my skin has been destroyed,
    yet[e] in[f] my flesh I will see God;
27 I myself will see him
    with my own eyes—I, and not another.
    How my heart yearns within me!

28 “If you say, ‘How we will hound him,
    since the root of the trouble lies in him,[g]
29 you should fear the sword yourselves;
    for wrath will bring punishment by the sword,
    and then you will know that there is judgment.[h]

Footnotes:

  1. Job 19:20 Or only by my gums
  2. Job 19:24 Or and
  3. Job 19:25 Or vindicator
  4. Job 19:25 Or on my grave
  5. Job 19:26 Or And after I awake, / though this body has been destroyed, / then
  6. Job 19:26 Or destroyed, / apart from
  7. Job 19:28 Many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Vulgate; most Hebrew manuscripts me
  8. Job 19:29 Or sword, / that you may come to know the Almighty
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