Job reproveth his friends of partiality.
Job 13:1 Lo! all [this], hath mine own eye seen,Mine ear hath heard and understood it: Job 13:2 Just as ye know, I too, know, I, fall not short, of you. Job 13:3 But indeed, I, unto the Almighty, would speak, and, to direct my argument unto GOD, would I be well pleased. Job 13:4 For, in truth, ye, do besmear with falsehood, Worthless physicians, all of you! Job 13:5 Oh that ye would, altogether hold your peace, and it should serve you for wisdom! Job 13:6 Hear, I pray you, the argument of my mouth, and, to the pleadings of my lips, give heed: Job 13:7 Is it, for God, ye would speak perversely? And, for him, would ye speak deceit: Job 13:8 Even, for him, would ye be partial? Or, for GOD, would ye [so] plead? Job 13:9 Would it be well, when he searched you out? Or, as one might jest with a mortal, would ye jest, with him? Job 13:10 He will, severely rebuke, you, if ye are secretly partial. Job 13:11 Shall not, his majesty, overwhelm you? and, the dread of him, fall upon you? Job 13:12 Are not your memorable sayings, proverbs of ashes? Breastworks of clay, your breastworks? Job 13:13 Quietly let me alone, that, I, may speak out, then let come on me, what may.
He professeth his confidence in God,
Job 13:14 In any case, I will take up my flesh in my teeth, and, my life, will I put in my hand: Job 13:15 Lo! he may slay me, [yet], for him, will I wait,Nevertheless, my waysunto his face, will I show to be right: Job 13:16 Even he, will be on my sideunto salvation, For, not before his face, shall any impious person come. Job 13:17 Hear ye patiently my speech, and be my declaration in your ears. Job 13:18 Lo! I pray you, I have set forth in order a plea, I know that, I, shall be found right. Job 13:19 Who is it that shall contend with me? For, now, if I should hold my peace, why! I should breathe my last!
and intreateth to know his own sins, and God's purpose in afflicting him.
Job 13:20 Only, two things, do thou not with me, then, from thy face, will I not hide me: Job 13:21 Thy handfrom off me, take thou far away, and, thy terror, let it not startle me! Job 13:22 Then call thou, and, I, will answer, Or I will speak, and reply thou unto me. Job 13:23 How many are mine iniquities and sins? My transgression and my sin, let me know! Job 13:24 Wherefore, thy face, shouldst thou hide? Or count me, as an enemy to thee? Job 13:25 A driven leaf, wilt thou cause to tremble? Or, dry stubble, wilt thou pursue? Job 13:26 For thou writest, against me, bitter things, and dost make me inherit the iniquities of my youth; Job 13:27 And thou dost putin the stocksmy feet, and observest all my paths, Against the roots of my feet, thou dost cut out a bound; Job 13:28 And, a man himself, as a rotten thing, weareth out, as a garment which the moth hath eaten.