Job reproveth his friends of partiality.
Job 13:1 Loe, mine eye hath seene all [this], mine eare hath heard and vnderstood it. Job 13:2 What yee know, [the same] doe I know also, I am not inferiour vnto you. Job 13:3 Surely I would speake to the Almighty, & I desire to reason with God. Job 13:4 But ye [are] forgers of lies, yee are all Physicians of no value. Job 13:5 O that you would altogether hold your peace, & it should be your wisdome. Job 13:6 Heare now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips. Job 13:7 Wil you speake wickedly for God? and talke deceitfully for him? Job 13:8 Will ye accept his person? Will yee contend for God? Job 13:9 Is it good that hee should search you out? or as one man mocketh another, doe ye so mocke him? Job 13:10 He will surely reprooue you, if yee doe secretly accept persons. Job 13:11 Shall not his excellencie make you afraid? and his dread fall vpon you? Job 13:12 Your remembrances [are] like vnto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay. Job 13:13 Hold your peace, let me alone that I may speake, and let come on me what [will].
He professeth his confidence in God,
Job 13:14 Wherefore doe I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in mine hand? Job 13:15 Though hee slay mee, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintaine mine owne wayes before him. Job 13:16 Hee also [shall be] my saluation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him. Job 13:17 Heare diligently my speach, and my declaration with your eares. Job 13:18 Behold now, I haue ordered [my] cause, I know that I shall be iustified. Job 13:19 Who is hee [that] will plead with me? for now if I hold my tongue, I shall giue vp the ghost.
and intreateth to know his own sins, and God's purpose in afflicting him.
Job 13:20 Only doe not two things vnto me: then will I not hide my selfe from thee. Job 13:21 Withdrawe thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make mee afraid. Job 13:22 Then call thou, and I will answere: or let me speake, and answere thou mee. Job 13:23 How many [are] mine iniquities and sinnes? make mee to knowe my transgression, and my sinne. Job 13:24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemie? Job 13:25 Wilt thou breake a leafe driuen to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the drie stubble? Job 13:26 For thou writest bitter things against mee, and makest me to possesse the iniquities of my youth. Job 13:27 Thou puttest my feete also in the stockes, and lookest narrowly vnto all my pathes; thou settest a print vpon the heeles of my feete. Job 13:28 And hee, as a rotten thing consumeth, as a garment that is moth-eaten.