Job reproveth his friends of partiality.
Job 13:1 Lo, all [this] haue I seene with mine eye, heard with mine eare, and vnderstande it. Job 13:2 What ye knowe, that same do I know also, neither am I inferior vnto you. Job 13:3 Neuerthelesse, I talke with the almightie, and my desire is to commune with God. Job 13:4 As for you, ye are workmaisters of lyes, and vnprofitable phisitians altogether. Job 13:5 Woulde God ye kept your tongue, for then might ye be taken for wise men. Job 13:6 Now heare my reasoning, and ponder the argument of my lippes. Job 13:7 Wyll you speake wickedlie for gods [defence] and talke deceitfully for his [cause?] Job 13:8 Wyll ye accept the person of him? or wyll ye contende for God? Job 13:9 Shall that helpe you when he calleth you to reckening? For as one man mocketh an other, so do ye mocke him. Job 13:10 He shall punishe you, and reproue you, if ye do secretly accept any person. Job 13:11 Shall not his excellencie make you afrayde? Shall not his terrible feare fall vpon you? Job 13:12 Your remembraunce is lyke vnto a sparke, and your bodies lyke the claye. Job 13:13 Holde your tongues for my sake, that I also may speake, and my sorowe shalbe the lesse.
He professeth his confidence in God,
Job 13:14 Wherefore do I beare my fleshe in my teeth, and put my soule in myne handes? Job 13:15 Lo, though he slay me, yet wyl I trust in him: but I wyll reproue myne owne wayes in his sight. Job 13:16 He shalbe my saluation: for there may no hypocrite come before him. Job 13:17 Heare diligently my wordes, and ponder my sayinges with your eares. Job 13:18 Beholde, now haue I prepared my iudgement, and knowe that I shalbe founde righteous. Job 13:19 What is he that wyll go to lawe with me? if I now holde my tongue I dye.
and intreateth to know his own sins, and God's purpose in afflicting him.
Job 13:20 Neuerthelesse, graunt me two thinges, and then wyll I not hide my selfe from thee: Job 13:21 Withdrawe thyne hande from me, and let not the fearefull dreade of thee make me afrayde. Job 13:22 Then call, and I wyll aunswere: or let me speake, and geue me then an aunswere. Job 13:23 How many are my misdeedes and sinnes? let me knowe my transgressions and offences. Job 13:24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thyne enemie? Job 13:25 Wylt thou breake a leafe driuen to and fro, and wilt thou pursue the drye stubble? Job 13:26 For thou layest sharply to my charge, and punishest me for the sinnes of my youth. Job 13:27 Thou puttest my feete also in the stockes, and lokest narowly vnto all my pathes, and makest the print thereof in the heeles of my feete: Job 13:28 And I as a rotten thing do consume away, as a garment that is moth eaten.