Job reproveth his friends of partiality.
Job 13:1 Lo, all this haue I sene with myne eye, herde with myne eare, & vnderstonde it. Job 13:2 Loke what ye knowe, that same do I knowe also, nether am I inferior vnto you. Job 13:3 Neuerthelesse I am purposed to talke with the Allmightie, and my desyre is to comon with God. Job 13:4 As for you, ye are workmasters of lyes: and vnprofitable Phisicians alltogether. Job 13:5 Wolde God ye kepte youre tonge, that ye might be taken for wyse men. Job 13:6 Therfore heare my wordes, and pondre the sentence of my lippes. Job 13:7 Will ye make answere for God with lyes, and mateyne him with disceate? Job 13:8 Wil ye accepte ye personne of God, and intreate for him? Job 13:9 Shal that helpe you, when he calleth you to rekenynge? Thynke ye to begyle him, as a man is begyled? Job 13:10 Punysh you shall he and reproue you, yf ye do secretly accepte eny personne. Job 13:11 Shall he not make you afrayed, when he sheweth himself? Shal not his terrible feare fall vpo you? Job 13:12 youre remembraunce shalbe like the dust, & youre pryde shalbe turned to claye. Job 13:13 Holde youre tonges now, and let me speake, for there is some thinge come in to my mynde.
He professeth his confidence in God,
Job 13:14 Wherfore do I beare my flesh in my teth, and my soule in myne hondes? Job 13:15 Lo, there is nether coforte ner hope for me, yf he wil slaye me. But yf I shewe and reproue myne owne wayes in his sight, Job 13:16 he is euen the same, that maketh me whole: and why? there maye no Ypocrite come before him, Job 13:17 Heare my wordes, and pondre my sayenges with youre eares. Job 13:18 Beholde, though sentence were geuen vpon me, I am sure to be knowne for vngilty. Job 13:19 What is he, that will go to lawe with me? For yf I holde my tonge, I shal dye.
and intreateth to know his own sins, and God's purpose in afflicting him.
Job 13:20 Neuerthelesse graunte me ij. thinges, and then will I not hyde my self from the. Job 13:21 Withdrawe thine honde fro me, & let not the fearfull drede of the make me afrayed. Job 13:22 And then sende for me to the lawe, yt I maye answere for my self: or els, let me speake, and geue thou the answere. Job 13:23 How greate are my mysdedes & synnes? Let me knowe my trasgressions & offences. Job 13:24 Wherfore hydest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemye? Job 13:25 Wilt thou be so cruell & extreme vnto a flyenge leaf, and folowe vpon drye stubble? Job 13:26 that thou layest so sharply to my charge, and wilt vtterly vndoo me, for ye synnes of my yougth? Job 13:27 Thou hast put my fote in the stockes: thou lokest narowly vnto all my pathes, & marckest the steppes of my fete: Job 13:28 where as I (notwithstondinge) must consume like as a foule carion, and as a cloth that is moth eaten.