Job, complaining of his friends' cruelty, sheweth there is misery enough in him to feed their cruelty.
Job 19:1 Iob answered, and sayde: Job 19:2 how longe will ye vexe my soule, and trouble me with wordes? Job 19:3 Lo ten tymes haue ye reproued me: and are not a shamed, for to laugh me so to scorne: Job 19:4 yf I go wronge, I go wronge to my selfe. Job 19:5 But yf ye will enhaunce your selues agaynst me, and accuse me to be a wycked personne because of the shame that is come vpon me: Job 19:6 knowe this then, that it is God, which hath handled me so violently and hath compased me aboute with his nette. Job 19:7 Yf I complayne of the violence þt is done vnto me, I cannot be herde. And yf I crye, there is no sentence geuen with me. Job 19:8 He hath hedged vp my waye, that I cannot passe, and he hath set darcknesse in my pathes. Job 19:9 He hath spoyled me of myne honoure, and taken þe crowne awaye fro my head. 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 pluckt vp by the rote. Job 19:11 His wrath is kyndled agaynst me: he taketh me, as though I were hys enemy. Job 19:12 Hys men of warre came together, which made their waye ouer me, and beseged my dwellynge rounde aboute. Job 19:13 He hath put my brethren farre awaye fro me, and soch as were of myne acquayntance, are become straungers vnto me. Job 19:14 Myne awne kynsfolkes haue forsaken me, and my frendes haue put me out of remembraunce. Job 19:15 The seruauntes and maydens of myne awne house toke me for a straunger: and I am be come as an aleaunt in theyr syght. Job 19:16 I called my seruaunt, and he gaue me no answere, no though I prayed him with my mouth. Job 19:17 Myne awne wyfe myght not abyde my breth, I was fayne to speake fayre for the chyldren of myne awne body. Job 19:18 Yee, þe children despysed me: And when I was gone from them, they spake euell vpon me. Job 19:19 All soch as were my most familiers, abhorred me: and they whom I loued best, are turned agaynst me. Job 19:20 My bone hangeth to my skynne and my flesh is awaye, only there is left me þe skynne aboute my teth.
He craveth pity.
Job 19:21 Haue pyte vpon me, haue pyte vpon me (O ye my frendes) for the hand of God hath touched me. Job 19:22 Why do ye persecute me as God doth, and are not satisfyed of my flesshe? Job 19:23 O that my wordes were nowe written O that they were put in a boke: Job 19:24 wolde God they were grauen with an yron penne in leade or in stone to continue.
He believeth the resurrection.
Job 19:25 For I am sure, that my redemer lyueth, and that I hall ryse out of the earth in the latter daye: Job 19:26 that I shall be clothed agayne with this skynne, and se God in my flesh. Job 19:27 Yee, I my selfe shall beholde him, not with other, but with these same eyes. My reynes are consumed within me:
He craveth pity.
Job 19:28 dyd not ye saye: why doth he soffer persecucion? Is theyr founde an occasion in me? Job 19:29 But be warre of the swearde, for the swearde wylbe auenged of wyckednesse, and be sure, that there is a iudgement.