Job, complaining of his friends' cruelty, sheweth there is misery enough in him to feed their cruelty.
Job 19:1 Bvt Iob answered, and said, Job 19:2 Howe long will yee vexe my soule, and torment me with wordes? Job 19:3 Ye haue now ten times reproched me, and are not ashamed: ye are impudent toward mee. Job 19:4 And though I had in deede erred, mine errour remaineth with me. Job 19:5 But in deede if ye will aduance your selues against me, and rebuke me for my reproche, Job 19:6 Know nowe, that God hath ouerthrowen me, and hath compassed me with his net. Job 19:7 Beholde, I crie out of violence, but I haue none answere: I crie, but there is no iudgement. Job 19:8 Hee hath hedged vp my way that I cannot passe, and he hath set darkenesse in my paths. Job 19:9 Hee hath spoyled mee of mine honour, and taken the crowne away from mine head. Job 19:10 He hath destroyed mee on euery side and I am gone: and he hath remoued mine hope like a tree. Job 19:11 And he hath kindled his wrath against me, and counteth mee as one of his enemies. Job 19:12 His armies came together, & made their way vpon me, and camped about my tabernacle. Job 19:13 He hath remooued my brethre farre from me, and also mine acquaintance were strangers vnto me. Job 19:14 My neighbours haue forsaken me, and my familiars haue forgotten me. Job 19:15 They that dwel in mine house, and my maydes tooke me for a stranger: for I was a stranger in their sight. Job 19:16 I called my seruant, but he would not answere, though I prayed him with my mouth. Job 19:17 My breath was strange vnto my wife, though I prayed her for the childrens sake of mine owne body. Job 19:18 The wicked also despised mee, and when I rose, they spake against me. Job 19:19 All my secret friends abhorred me, & they whome I loued, are turned against me. Job 19:20 My bone cleaueth to my skinne and to my flesh, and I haue escaped with the skinne of my teeth.
He craveth pity.
Job 19:21 Haue pitie vpon me: haue pitie vpon me, (O yee my friendes) for the hande of God hath touched me. Job 19:22 Why do ye persecute me, as God? & are not satisfied with my flesh? Job 19:23 Oh that my wordes were nowe written! oh that they were written euen in a booke, Job 19:24 And grauen with an yron pen in lead, or in stone for euer!
He believeth the resurrection.
Job 19:25 For I am sure, that my Redeemer liueth, and he shall stand the last on the earth. Job 19:26 And though after my skin wormes destroy this bodie, yet shall I see God in my flesh. Job 19:27 Whome I my selfe shall see, and mine eyes shall beholde, and none other for me, though my reynes are consumed within me.
He craveth pity.
Job 19:28 But yee sayde, Why is hee persecuted? And there was a deepe matter in me. Job 19:29 Be ye afraide of the sworde: for the sworde will be auenged of wickednesse, that yee may knowe that there is a iudgement.