20 “Why is light given to those in misery,
    and life to the bitter of soul,(A)

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11 “Therefore I will not keep silent;(A)
    I will speak out in the anguish(B) of my spirit,
    I will complain(C) in the bitterness of my soul.(D)

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10 “I loathe my very life;(A)
    therefore I will give free rein to my complaint
    and speak out in the bitterness of my soul.(B)

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25 Another dies in bitterness of soul,(A)
    never having enjoyed anything good.

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“Even today my complaint(A) is bitter;(B)
    his hand[a] is heavy in spite of[b] my groaning.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Job 23:2 Septuagint and Syriac; Hebrew / the hand on me
  2. Job 23:2 Or heavy on me in

“As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice,(A)
    the Almighty,(B) who has made my life bitter,(C)

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15 But what can I say?(A)
    He has spoken to me, and he himself has done this.(B)
I will walk humbly(C) all my years
    because of this anguish of my soul.(D)

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18 Why did I ever come out of the womb(A)
    to see trouble(B) and sorrow
    and to end my days in shame?(C)

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