Job, complaining of his friends' cruelty, sheweth there is misery enough in him to feed their cruelty.
Job 19:1 Then Job answered and said, Job 19:2 How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words? Job 19:3 These ten times have ye reproached me: ye are not ashamed [that] ye make yourselves strange to me. Job 19:4 And be it indeed [that] I have erred, my error remaineth with myself. Job 19:5 If indeed ye will magnify [yourselves] against me, and plead against me my reproach: Job 19:6 Know now that God hath overthrown me, and hath encompassed me with his net. Job 19:7 Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but [there is] no judgment. Job 19:8 He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths. Job 19:9 He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown [from] my head. Job 19:10 He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and my hope hath he removed like a tree. Job 19:11 He hath also kindled his wrath against me, and he counteth me to him as [one of] his enemies. Job 19:12 His troops come together, and raise up their way against me, and encamp around my tabernacle. Job 19:13 He hath put my brethren far from me, and my acquaintance are verily estranged from me. Job 19:14 My kinsmen have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me. Job 19:15 They that dwell in my house, and my maids, count me for a stranger: I am an alien in their sight. Job 19:16 I called my servant, and he gave [me] no answer; I entreated him with my mouth. Job 19:17 My breath is strange to my wife, though I entreated for the children's [sake] of my own body. Job 19:18 Yes, young children despised me; I arose, and they spoke against me. Job 19:19 All my intimate friends abhorred me: and they whom I loved are turned against me. Job 19:20 My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I have escaped with the skin of my teeth.
He craveth pity.
Job 19:21 Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me. Job 19:22 Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh? Job 19:23 Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! Job 19:24 That they were graven with an iron pen in lead, in the rock for ever!
He believeth the resurrection.
Job 19:25 For I know [that] my redeemer liveth, and [that] he will stand at the latter [day] upon the earth: Job 19:26 And [though] after my skin [worms] destroy this [body], yet in my flesh shall I see God: Job 19:27 Whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another; [though] my reins be consumed within me.
He craveth pity.
Job 19:28 But ye would say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me? Job 19:29 Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath [bringeth] the punishments of the sword, that ye may know [there] is a judgment.