Job reproveth his friends of partiality.
Job 13:1 Lo, all this haue I sene with myne eye, hearde with myne eare, & vnderstand 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 am purposed to talke with the almyghtie, & my desyre is to comen with God. Job 13:4 As for you, ye are worckmaisters of lyes, and vnprofytable Physicians all together. Job 13:5 Woulde God ye kepte youre tonge, that ye myght be taken for wyse men. Job 13:6 Therfore heare my wordes, & pondre the sentence of my lyppes. Job 13:7 Wyll ye make answere for God wyth lyes, and maynteyne hym with disceate? Job 13:8 Wyll ye accepte þe persone of God, and intreate for hym? Job 13:9 Shall that helpe you, when he calleth you to rekoning. Thynke ye to begyle him, as a man is begyled? Job 13:10 He shall punysh you, & reproue you, yf ye do secretly accepte any persone. Job 13:11 Shall he not make you afrayed, when he sheweth hym selfe? Shall not his terrible feare fall vpon you? Job 13:12 Youre remembraunce shalbe lyke vnto the dust, and youre pride shalbe turned to claye. Job 13:13 Holde youre tonges now, and let me speake, for there is some thinge come into my mynde.
He professeth his confidence in God,
Job 13:14 Wherfore do I beare my flesh in my teth, and myne soule in myne handes? Job 13:15 Lo, there is nether conforte nor hope for me, yf he wyll slaye me. But yf I shewe and reproue myne owne wayes in his syght, Job 13:16 he is euen the same that maketh me whole: and why? there maye no hypocrite come before hym. Job 13:17 Heare my wordes, and pondre my sayinges with youre eares. Job 13:18 Beholde, now haue I prepared my iudgement, and knowe that I shalbe founde ryghtwes. Job 13:19 What is he, that wyll go to lawe with me? For yf I holde my tonge, I shall dye.
and intreateth to know his own sins, and God's purpose in afflicting him.
Job 13:20 Neuerthelesse graunte me two thinges, and then wyll I not hyde my selfe from the. Job 13:21 Withdrawe thyne hande from me, and let not þe fearfull drede of the make me afrayed. Job 13:22 And then sende for me to the lawe, that I maye answere for my selfe: or els, let me speake, and geue thou the answere. Job 13:23 Howe greate are my mysdedes and synnes? Let me knowe my transgressions and offences. Job 13:24 Wherfore hydest thou thy face, and holdest me for thyne enemye? Job 13:25 Wilt thou be so cruel and extreme vnto a flyinge leafe, and folowe vpon drye stubble? Job 13:26 That thou layest so sharpely to my charge, and wilt vtterlye vndo me, for the synnes of my youth? Job 13:27 Thou hast put my fote in the stockes: thou lokest narowly vnto all my pathes, & markest the steppes of my fete: Job 13:28 were as I (notwithstandynge) must consume lyke as a foule carion, and as a cloth that is moth aten.