2 “I have heard many such things; [b]Sorry comforters are you all. 3 “Is there no limit to windy words? Or what plagues you that you answer? 4 “I too could speak like you, If [c]I were in your place. I could compose words against you And shake my head at you. 5 “I could strengthen you with my mouth, And the solace of my lips could lessen your pain.
Job Says God Shattered Him
6 “If I speak, my pain is not lessened, And if I hold back, what has left me? 7 “But now He has exhausted me; You have laid waste all my company. 8 “You have shriveled me up, It has become a witness; And my leanness rises up against me, It testifies to my face. 9 “His anger has torn me and [d]hunted me down, He has gnashed at me with His teeth; My adversary [e]glares at me. 10 “They have gaped at me with their mouth, They have [f]slapped me on the cheek with contempt; They have massed themselves against me. 11 “God hands me over to ruffians And tosses me into the hands of the wicked. 12 “I was at ease, but He shattered me, And He has grasped me by the neck and shaken me to pieces; He has also set me up as His target. 13 “His arrows surround me. Without mercy He splits my kidneys open; He pours out my gall on the ground. 14 “He breaks through me with breach after breach; He runs at me like a warrior. 15 “I have sewed sackcloth over my skin And thrust my horn in the dust. 16 “My face is flushed from weeping, And deep darkness is on my eyelids, 17 Although there is no violence in my hands, And my prayer is pure.
18 “O earth, do not cover my blood, And let there be no resting place for my cry. 19 “Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, And my [g]advocate is on high. 20 “My friends are my scoffers; My eye [h]weeps to God. 21 “O that a man might plead with God As a man with his neighbor! 22 “For when a few years are past, I shall go the way of no return.
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
Try Bible Gateway Plus, a brand-new service that lets you experience Bible Gateway free of banner ads! It also gives you instant access to over 40 Bible study and inspirational devotional books, including the NIV Study Bible. With Bible Gateway Plus, you can experience and understand God's Word in life-changing new ways, without the distraction of ads. Try it free for 30 days—you can cancel at any time. Following your 30-day free trial, Bible Gateway Plus is only $3.99/month.