You have shriveled me up—and it has become a witness;
    my gauntness(A) rises up and testifies against me.(B)

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20 I am nothing but skin and bones;(A)
    I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Job 19:20 Or only by my gums

21 Their flesh wastes away to nothing,
    and their bones,(A) once hidden, now stick out.(B)

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In my distress I groan aloud(A)
    and am reduced to skin and bones.

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But now they are blacker(A) than soot;
    they are not recognized in the streets.
Their skin has shriveled on their bones;(B)
    it has become as dry as a stick.

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