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Job 19


Job Feels Insulted

Job 19:1   Then Job responded,
Job 19:2   "How long will you torment me And crush me with words?
Job 19:3   "These ten times you have insulted me; You are not ashamed to wrong me.
Job 19:4   "Even if I have truly erred, My error lodges with me.
Job 19:5   "If indeed you vaunt yourselves against me And prove my disgrace to me,
Job 19:6   Know then that God has wronged me And has closed His net around me.

Everything Is against Him

Job 19:7   "Behold, I cry, 'Violence!' but I get no answer; I shout for help, but there is no justice.
Job 19:8   "He has walled up my way so that I cannot pass, And He has put darkness on my paths.
Job 19:9   "He has stripped my honor from me And removed the crown from my head.
Job 19:10   "He breaks me down on every side, and I am gone; And He has uprooted my hope like a tree.
Job 19:11   "He has also kindled His anger against me And considered me as His enemy.
Job 19:12   "His troops come together, And build up their way against me And camp around my tent.
Job 19:13   "He has removed my brothers far from me, And my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.
Job 19:14   "My relatives have failed, And my intimate friends have forgotten me.
Job 19:15   "Those who live in my house and my maids consider me a stranger. I am a foreigner in their sight.
Job 19:16   "I call to my servant, but he does not answer; I have to implore him with my mouth.
Job 19:17   "My breath is offensive to my wife, And I am loathsome to my own brothers.
Job 19:18   "Even young children despise me; I rise up and they speak against me.
Job 19:19   "All my associates abhor me, And those I love have turned against me.
Job 19:20   "My bone clings to my skin and my flesh, And I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.
Job 19:21   "Pity me, pity me, O you my friends, For the hand of God has struck me.
Job 19:22   "Why do you persecute me as God does, And are not satisfied with my flesh?

Job Says, "My Redeemer Lives"

Job 19:23   "Oh that my words were written! Oh that they were inscribed in a book!
Job 19:24   "That with an iron stylus and lead They were engraved in the rock forever!
Job 19:25   "As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.
Job 19:26   "Even after my skin is destroyed, Yet from my flesh I shall see God;
Job 19:27   Whom I myself shall behold, And whom my eyes will see and not another. My heart faints within me!
Job 19:28   "If you say, 'How shall we persecute him?' And 'What pretext for a case against him can we find?'
Job 19:29   "Then be afraid of the sword for yourselves, For wrath brings the punishment of the sword, So that you may know there is judgment."
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