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Round Three: Job’s Third Speech

27 After a pause,[a] Job began to present this discourse:

As God lives, he has deprived me of justice.
The Almighty has made my life[b] bitter.

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  1. Job 27:1 The words after a pause are not in the Hebrew text, but this is the location for Zophar’s third turn to speak. Zophar, however, sits in silence, and the debate comes to an end. The next speaker to respond to Job will be Elihu son of Barakel, beginning at 32:5.
  2. Job 27:2 Or soul