Job, complaining of his friends' cruelty, sheweth there is misery enough in him to feed their cruelty.
Job 19:1 Then responded Job, and said: Job 19:2 How long will ye grieve my soul? or crush me with words? Job 19:3 These ten times, have ye reviled me, Shameless ye wrong me. Job 19:4 And even if indeed I have erred, with myself lodgeth mine error. Job 19:5 If indeed, against me, ye must needs magnify yourselves, and plead, against me, my reproach. Job 19:6 Know, then, that, God, hath overthrown me, and, within his net, enclosed me. Job 19:7 Lo! I cryout: Violence! but receive no answer, I cry aloud, but there is no vindication; Job 19:8 My way, hath he walled up, that I cannot pass, and, upon my paths, hath he made darkness rest; Job 19:9 My gloryfrom off me, hath he stripped, and hath removed the crown of my head; Job 19:10 He hath ruined me on every side, and I am gone, and he hath taken awaylike a treemy hope; Job 19:11 Yea he hath kindled against me his anger, and accounted me towards him like unto his adversaries; Job 19:12 Together, enter his troops and have cast up, against me, their mound, and have encamped all around my tent; Job 19:13 My Brethrenfrom beside me, hath he moved far away, and, mine acquaintance, are wholly estranged from me; Job 19:14 Failed me, have my near of kin, and, mine intimate acquaintances, have forgotten me; Job 19:15 Ye guests of my house and my maidens, A stranger, have ye accounted me, An alien, have I become in their eyes; Job 19:16 To mine own servant, I called, and he would not answer, With mine own mouth, I kept entreating him; Job 19:17 My breath, is strange to my wife, and I am loathsome to the sons of my own mother; Job 19:18 Even young children, despise me, I rise up, and they speak against me; Job 19:19 All the men of mine intimate circle abhor me, and, these whom I loved, have turned against me; Job 19:20 Unto my skin and unto my flesh, have my bones cleaved, and I have escaped with the akin of my teeth.
He craveth pity.
Job 19:21 Pity me! pity me! ye, my friends, for, the hand of GOD, hath stricken me! Job 19:22 Wherefore should ye persecute me as GOD? and, with my flesh, should not he satisfied? Job 19:23 Oh, then, that my words, could be written, Oh that, in a record, they could be inscribed: Job 19:24 That, with a stylus of iron and [with] lead, for all timein the rock, they could be graven!
He believeth the resurrection.
Job 19:25 But, I, know that, my redeemer, liveth, and, as the Last over [my] dust, will he arise; Job 19:26 And, though, after my skin is struck off, this [followeth], yet, apart from my flesh, shall I see GOD: Job 19:27 Whom, I myself, shall see, on my side, and, mine own eyes, [shall] have looked upon, and not those of a stranger. Exhausted are my deepest desires in my bosom!
He craveth pity.
Job 19:28 Surely ye should sayWhy should we persecute him? seeing, the root of the matter, is found in me. Job 19:29 Be ye afraidon your partof the face of the sword, because, wrath, [bringeth] the punishments of the sword, to the end ye may know the Almighty.