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Job 16

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    Job 16:1 Then Job answered and said,
    Job 16:2 I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are you all.
    Job 16:3 Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldens you that you answer?
    Job 16:4 I also could speak as you do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake my head at you.
    Job 16:5 But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should assuage your grief.
    Job 16:6 Though I speak, my grief is not assuaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?
    Job 16:7 But now he has made me weary: you have made desolate all my company.
    Job 16:8 And you have filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me bears witness to my face.
    Job 16:9 He tears me in his wrath, who hates me: he gnashes on me with his teeth; my enemy sharpens his eyes on me.
    Job 16:10 They have gaped on me with their mouth; they have smitten me on the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.
    Job 16:11 God has delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.
    Job 16:12 I was at ease, but he has broken me asunder: he has also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.
    Job 16:13 His archers compass me round about, he splits my reins asunder, and does not spare; he pours out my gall on the ground.
    Job 16:14 He breaks me with breach on breach, he runs on me like a giant.
    Job 16:15 I have sewed sackcloth on my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust.
    Job 16:16 My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;
    Job 16:17 Not for any injustice in my hands: also my prayer is pure.
    Job 16:18 O earth, cover not you my blood, and let my cry have no place.
    Job 16:19 Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.
    Job 16:20 My friends scorn me: but my eye pours out tears to God.
    Job 16:21 O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleads for his neighbor!
    Job 16:22 When a few years are come, then I shall go the way from where I shall not return.