King James Bible

Job 15

The Book of Job

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Chapter 16

1

 Then Job answered and said, 

2

 I have heard many such things: miserable comforters [are] ye all. 

3

 Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest? 

4

 I also could speak as ye [do]: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you. 

5

 [But] I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage [your grief]. 

6

 Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and [though] I forbear, what am I eased? 

7

 But now he hath made me weary: thou hast made desolate all my company. 

8

 And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, [which] is a witness [against me]: and my leanness rising up in me beareth witness to my face. 

9

 He teareth [me] in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me. 

10

 They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me. 

11

 God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked. 

12

 I was at ease, but he hath broken me asunder: he hath also taken [me] by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark. 

13

 His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground. 

14

 He breaketh me with breach upon breach, he runneth upon me like a giant. 

15

 I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust. 

16

 My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids [is] the shadow of death; 

17

 Not for [any] injustice in mine hands: also my prayer [is] pure. 

18

 O earth, cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no place. 

19

 Also now, behold, my witness [is] in heaven, and my record [is] on high. 

20

 My friends scorn me: [but] mine eye poureth out [tears] unto God. 

21

 O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man [pleadeth] for his neighbour! 

22

 When a few years are come, then I shall go the way [whence] I shall not return. 

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