Job reproveth his friends of partiality.
Job 13:1 Lo, allhath mine eye seen, Heard hath mine ear, and it attendeth to it. Job 13:2 According to your knowledge I have knownalso I. I am not fallen more than you. Job 13:3 Yet I for the Mighty One do speak, And to argue for God I delight. Job 13:4 And yet, ye [are] forgers of falsehood, Physicians of noughtall of you, Job 13:5 O that ye would keep perfectly silent, And it would be to you for wisdom. Job 13:6 Hear, I pray you, my argument, And to the pleadings of my lips attend, Job 13:7 For God do ye speak perverseness? And for Him do ye speak deceit? Job 13:8 His face do ye accept, if for God ye strive? Job 13:9 Is [it] good that He doth search you, If, as one mocketh at a man, ye mock at Him? Job 13:10 He doth surely reprove you, if in secret ye accept faces. Job 13:11 Doth not His excellency terrify you? And His dread fall upon you? Job 13:12 Your remembrances [are] similes of ashes, For high places of clay your heights. Job 13:13 Keep silent from me, and I speak, And pass over me doth what?
He professeth his confidence in God,
Job 13:14 Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth? And my soul put in my hand? Job 13:15 Lo, He doth slay meI wait not! Only, my ways unto His face I argue. Job 13:16 AlsoHe [is] to me for salvation, For the profane cometh not before Him. Job 13:17 Hear ye diligently my word, And my declaration with your ears. Job 13:18 Lo, I pray you, I have set in order the cause, I have known that I am righteous. Job 13:19 Who [is] he that doth strive with me? For now I keep silent and gasp.
and intreateth to know his own sins, and God's purpose in afflicting him.
Job 13:20 Only two things, O God, do with me: Then from Thy face I am not hidden. Job 13:21 Thy hand put far off from me, And Thy terror let not terrify me. Job 13:22 And call Thou, and II answer, OrI speak, and answer Thou me. Job 13:23 How many iniquities and sins have I? My transgression and my sin let me know. Job 13:24 Why dost Thou hide Thy face? And reckonest me for an enemy to Thee? Job 13:25 A leaf driven away dost Thou terrify? And the dry stubble dost Thou pursue? Job 13:26 For Thou writest against me bitter things, And causest me to possess iniquities of my youth: Job 13:27 And puttest in the stocks my feet, And observest all my paths, On the roots of my feet Thou settest a print, Job 13:28 And he, as a rotten thing, weareth away, As a garment hath a moth consumed him.