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JOB · Chapter 19
19:1 Then Job answered and said,
19:2 How long will all of you vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?
19:3 These ten times have all of you reproached me: all of you are not ashamed that all of you make yourselves strange to me.
19:4 And be it indeed that I have erred, mine error remains with myself.
19:5 If indeed all of you will magnify yourselves against me, and plead against me my reproach:
19:6 Know now that God has overthrown me, and has compassed me with his net.
19:7 Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.
19:8 He has fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he has set darkness in my paths.
19:9 He has stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head.
19:10 He has destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and mine hope has he removed like a tree.
19:11 He has also kindled his wrath against me, and he counts me unto him as one of his enemies.
19:12 His troops come together, and raise up their way against me, and camp round about my tabernacle.
19:13 He has put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are verily cut off from me.
19:14 My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.
19:15 They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a stranger: I am an foreigner in their sight.
19:16 I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I implored him with my mouth.
19:17 My breath is strange to my wife, though I implored for the children's sake of mine own body.
19:18 Yea, young children despised me; I arose, and they spoke against me.
19:19 All my inward friends abhorred me: and they whom I loved are turned against me.
19:20 My bone cleaves to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.
19:21 Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O all of you my friends; for the hand of God has touched me.
19:22 Why do all of you persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?
19:23 Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!
19:24 That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!
19:25 For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
19:26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:
19:27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.
19:28 But all of you should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me?
19:29 Be all of you afraid of the sword: for wrath brings the punishments of the sword, that all of you may know there is a judgment.
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