New International Version
8 He has blocked my way so I cannot pass;(A)
he has shrouded my paths in darkness.(B)
9 He has stripped(C) me of my honor(D)
and removed the crown from my head.(E)
10 He tears me down(F) on every side till I am gone;
he uproots my hope(G) like a tree.(H)
11 His anger(I) burns against me;
he counts me among his enemies.(J)
12 His troops advance in force;(K)
they build a siege ramp(L) against me
and encamp around my tent.(M)
13 “He has alienated my family(N) from me;
my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.(O)
14 My relatives have gone away;
my closest friends(P) have forgotten me.
15 My guests(Q) and my female servants(R) count me a foreigner;
they look on me as on a stranger.
16 I summon my servant, but he does not answer,
though I beg him with my own mouth.
17 My breath is offensive to my wife;
I am loathsome(S) to my own family.
18 Even the little boys(T) scorn me;
when I appear, they ridicule me.(U)
19 All my intimate friends(V) detest me;(W)
those I love have turned against me.(X)
20 I am nothing but skin and bones;(Y)
I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.[a]
- Job 19:20 Or only by my gums