Job, complaining of his friends' cruelty, sheweth there is misery enough in him to feed their cruelty.
Job 19:1 Iob answered, & sayde: Job 19:2 How loge wil ye vexe my mynde, & trouble me with wordes? Job 19:3 Lo, ten tymes haue ye reproued me: are ye not ashamed, for to laugh me so to scorne? Job 19:4 yf I go wronge, I go wronge to my self. Job 19:5 But yf ye wil enhaunce yor selues agaynst me, & accuse me to be a wicked personne because of the shame that is come vpon me: Job 19:6 knowe this then, yt it is God, which hath handled me so violetly, & hath compased me aboute with his scourges. Job 19:7 Beholde, though I crie, yet violece is done vnto me, I can not be herde: Though I complane, there is none to geue sentece with me. Job 19:8 He hath hedged vp my path, I ca not get awaye, he hath set darcknesse in my gate. Job 19:9 He hath spoyled me of myne honoure, & taken the crowne awaye fro my heade. Job 19:10 He hath destroyed me on euery syde, and I am vndone: My hope hath he taken awaye fro me, as it were a tre plucte vp by the rote. Job 19:11 His wrath is kyndled agaynst me, he taketh me, as though I were his enemy. Job 19:12 His men of warre came together, which made their waye ouer me, and beseged my dwellinge rounde aboute. Job 19:13 He hath put my brethren farre awaye fro me, and soch as were of myne acquauntaunce, are become straugers vnto me. Job 19:14 Myne owne kynsfolkes haue forsaken me, and my frendes haue put me out of remembraunce. Job 19:15 The seruauntes and maydens of myne owne house take me for a strauger, and I am become as an aleaunt in their sight. Job 19:16 When I call vpon my seruaut, he geueth me no answere: no though I praie him with my mouth. Job 19:17 Myne owne wyfe maye not abyde my breth, I am fayne to speake fayre vnto the children of myne owne body. Job 19:18 Yee the very deserte fooles despyse me, and when I am gone from them, they speake euell vpon me. Job 19:19 All soch as were my most familiers, abhorre me: and they whom I loued best, are turned agaynst me. Job 19:20 My bone hangeth to my skynne, and the flesh is awaye, only there is left me the skynne aboute my teth.
He craveth pity.
Job 19:21 Haue pite vpon me, haue pite vpon me (o ye my frendes) for the hande of the LORDE hath touched me. Job 19:22 Seynge God persecuteth me, wil ye vexe me also? Haue ye not yet ynough of the trouble of my flesh? Job 19:23 O that my wordes were written, O that they were put in a boke: Job 19:24 wolde God they were graue wt an yron pene in leade or in stone.
He believeth the resurrection.
Job 19:25 For I am sure, that my redemer lyueth, and that I shall ryse out of the earth in the latter daye: Job 19:26 that I shal be clothed againe with this skynne, and se God in my flesh. Job 19:27 Yee I my self shal beholde him, not with other but with these same eyes. My reynes are consumed within me,
He craveth pity.
Job 19:28 when yee saye: Why do not we persecute him? we haue founde an occasion agaynst him. Job 19:29 But bewarre of the swearde, for the swearde wylbe avenged of wickednesse, and be sure, that there is a iudgment.