Job reproveth his friends of partiality.
Job 13:1 Loe, mine eye hath seene all this: mine eare hath heard, and vnderstande it. Job 13:2 I knowe also as much as you knowe: I am not inferiour vnto you. Job 13:3 But I will speake to the Almightie, and I desire to dispute with God. Job 13:4 For in deede ye forge lyes, and all you are physitions of no value. Job 13:5 Oh, that you woulde holde your tongue, that it might be imputed to you for wisedome! Job 13:6 Nowe heare my disputation, and giue eare to the arguments of my lips. Job 13:7 Will ye speake wickedly for Gods defence, and talke deceitfully for his cause? Job 13:8 Will ye accept his person? or will ye contende for God? Job 13:9 Is it well that he shoulde seeke of you? will you make a lye for him, as one lyeth for a man? Job 13:10 He will surely reprooue you, if ye doe secretly accept any person. Job 13:11 Shall not his excellencie make you afraid? and his feare fall vpon you? Job 13:12 Your memories may be compared vnto ashes, and your bodyes to bodyes of clay. Job 13:13 Holde your tongues in my presence, that I may speake, and let come vpon what will.
He professeth his confidence in God,
Job 13:14 Wherefore doe I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my soule in mine hande? Job 13:15 Loe, though he slay me, yet will I trust in him, and I will reprooue my wayes in his sight. Job 13:16 He shalbe my saluation also: for the hypocrite shall not come before him. Job 13:17 Heare diligently my wordes, and marke my talke. Job 13:18 Beholde nowe: if I prepare me to iudgement, I knowe that I shalbe iustified. Job 13:19 Who is he, that will pleade with me? for if I nowe holde my tongue, I dye.
and intreateth to know his own sins, and God's purpose in afflicting him.
Job 13:20 But doe not these two things vnto me: then will I not hide my selfe from thee. Job 13:21 Withdrawe thine hande from me, and let not thy feare make me afraide. Job 13:22 Then call thou, and I will answere: or let me speake, and answere thou me. Job 13:23 Howe many are mine iniquities & sinnes? shewe me my rebellion, and my sinne. Job 13:24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and takest 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 me, and makest me to possesse the iniquities of my youth. Job 13:27 Thou puttest my feete also in the stocks, and lookest narrowly vnto all my pathes, and makest the print thereof in ye heeles of my feet. Job 13:28 Such one consumeth like a rotten thing, and as a garment that is motheaten.