American Standard Version

Job 15

The Book of Job

Return to Index

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 provoketh thee that thou answerest?

4

I also could speak as ye do; If your soul were in my soul's stead, I could join words together against you, And shake my head at you.

5

[But] I would strengthen you with my mouth, And the solace of my lips would assuage [your grief].

6

Though I speak, my grief is not assuaged; 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 laid fast hold on me, [which] is a witness [against me]: And my leanness riseth up against me, It testifieth to my face.

9

He hath torn me in his wrath, and persecuted me; He hath gnashed upon me with his teeth: Mine adversary sharpeneth his eyes upon me.

10

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

11

God delivereth me to the ungodly, And casteth me into the hands of the wicked.

12

I was at ease, and he brake me asunder; Yea, he hath taken me by the neck, and dashed me to pieces: He hath also 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 have laid my horn in the dust.

16

My face is red with weeping, And on my eyelids is the shadow of death;

17

Although there is no violence in my hands, And my prayer is pure.

18

O earth, cover not thou my blood, And let my cry have no [resting] -place.

19

Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, And he that voucheth for me is on high.

20

My friends scoff at me: [But] mine eye poureth out tears unto God,

21

That he would maintain the right of a man with God, And of a son of man with his neighbor!

22

For when a few years are come, I shall go the way whence I shall not return.

Job 17

 

 

 

HTMLBible Software - Public Domain Software by johnhurt.com

 


Other Software is Available At These Sites: