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

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

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

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