Job reproveth his friends of partiality.
Job 13:1 Lo! myn iye siy alle thingis, and myn eere herde; and Y vndurstood alle thingis. Job 13:2 Euene with youre kunnyng also Y kan, and Y am not lowere than ye. Job 13:3 But netheles Y schal speke to Almyyti God, and Y coueite to dispute with God; Job 13:4 and firste Y schewe you makeris of leesyng, and louyeris of weyward techyngis. Job 13:5 And Y wolde that ye weren stille, that ye weren gessid to be wise men. Job 13:6 Therfor here ye my chastisyngis; and perseyue ye the doom of my lippis. Job 13:7 Whether God hath nede to youre leesyng, that ye speke gilis for hym? Job 13:8 Whether ye taken his face, and enforsen to deme for God? Job 13:9 Ethir it schal plese hym, fro whom no thing mai be hid? Whether he as a man schal be disseyued with youre falsnessis? Job 13:10 He schal repreue you; for ye taken his face in hiddlis. Job 13:11 Anoon as he schal stire hym, he schal disturble you; and his drede schal falle on you. Job 13:12 Youre mynde schal be comparisound to aische; and youre nollis schulen be dryuun in to clei. Job 13:13 Be ye stille a litil, that Y speke, what euer thing the mynde hath schewid to me.
He professeth his confidence in God,
Job 13:14 Whi to-rende Y my fleischis with my teeth, and bere my lijf in myn hondis? Job 13:15 Yhe, thouy God sleeth me, Y schal hope in hym; netheles Y schal preue my weies in his siyt. Job 13:16 And he schal be my sauyour; for whi ech ypocrite schal not come in his siyt. Job 13:17 Here ye my word, and perseyue ye with eeris derke and harde figuratif spechis. Job 13:18 Yf Y schal be demed, Y woot that Y schal be foundun iust. Job 13:19 Who is he that is demed with me? Come he; whi am Y stille, and am wastid?
and intreateth to know his own sins, and God's purpose in afflicting him.
Job 13:20 Do thou not to me twei thingis oneli; and thanne Y schal not be hid fro thi face. Job 13:21 Make thin hond fer fro me; and thi drede make not me aferd. Job 13:22 Clepe thou me, and Y schal answere thee; ethir certis Y schal speke, and thou schalt answere me. Job 13:23 Hou grete synnes and wickidnessis haue Y? Schewe thou to me my felonyes, and trespassis. Job 13:24 Whi hidist thou thi face, and demest me thin enemy? Job 13:25 Thou schewist thi myyt ayens a leef, which is rauyschid with the wynd; and thou pursuest drye stobil. Job 13:26 For thou writist bitternessis ayens me; and wolt waste me with the synnes of my yong wexynge age. Job 13:27 Thou hast set my foot in a stok, and thou hast kept alle my pathis; and thou hast biholde the steppis of my feet. Job 13:28 And Y schal be wastid as rot, and as a cloth, which is etun of a mouyte.