Job reproveth his friends of partiality.
Job 13:1 Lo, all thys haue I sene with myne eye, heard with myne eare, and vnderstande 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 talke with the almyghtye, and my desire is to comen with God. Job 13:4 As for you, yeare worckmasters of lyes, and vnprofytable Phisicyans all together. Job 13:5 Wold God ye kepte your tonge, for then myght ye be taken for wyse men. Job 13:6 Now heare my chydyng, and pondre the sentence of my lyppes. Job 13:7 Do ye speake iniquite against God? and talke agaynst hym with disceate? Job 13:8 Wyll ye not accepte the person of hym? Or wyll ye contende with God? Job 13:9 Shall that helpe you, when he calleth you to rekeninge. For as one man mocketh another, so do ye mocke hym. Job 13:10 He shall punysh you, and reproue you, yf ye do secretly accept any personne. Job 13:11 Shall he not make you afrayed, when he sheweth hym selfe? Shall not hys terrible feare fall vpon you? Job 13:12 youre remembraunce is lyke vnto a sparke, and youre bodyes lyke the claye. Job 13:13 Holde your tonges for my sake, that I also maye speake, and my sorow shalbe the lesse.
He professeth his confidence in God,
Job 13:14 Wherfore do I beare my flesh in my teth, and put my soule in myne handes? Job 13:15 Lo, though he slaye me, yet wyll I put my trust in hym. But I wil reproue myne awne wayes in his sight, Job 13:16 he shall make me whole: and there maye no ypocrite come before hym. Job 13:17 Heare my wordes, and pondre my sayenges with your eares. Job 13:18 Beholde, now haue I prepared my iudgement, and knowe þt I shalbe founde ryghteous. Job 13:19 What is he, that wil go to lawe with me? that I maye nowe holde my tonge, and dye.
and intreateth to know his own sins, and God's purpose in afflicting him.
Job 13:20 Neuertheles, graunt me two thynges, and then wyll I not hyde my selfe from the. Job 13:21 Withdrawe thyne hande from me, and let not the fearfull drede of þe, make me afrayed. Job 13:22 And then call me, and I wil answere: or els, let me speake, and geue me thou an answere. Job 13:23 How many are my mysdedes & synnes? Lett me knowe my transgressyons and offences? Job 13:24 Wherfore hydest thou thy face, & holdest me for thyne enemye? Job 13:25 Wylt thou be so cruel and extreme vnto a flyeng leafe, and folowe vpon drye stubble? Job 13:26 for thou layest sharpely to my charge, and punysshest me for the synnes of my youth. Job 13:27 Thou puttest my fete also in the stockes: and lokest narowly vnto all my pathes, and marckest the steppes of my fete: Job 13:28 where as I (notwithstandynge) must consume lyke as a foule carion, & as a cloth that is motheaten.