Job 19 (asv)
19:2How long will ye vex my soul,
And break me in pieces with words?
19:3These ten times have ye reproached me:
Ye are not ashamed that ye deal hardly with me.
19:4And be it indeed that I have erred,
Mine error remaineth with myself.
19:5If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me,
And plead against me my reproach;
19:6Know now that God hath subverted me in my cause,
And hath compassed me with his net. \\ \\
19:7Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard:
I cry for help, but there is no justice.
19:8He hath walled up my way that I cannot pass,
And hath set darkness in my paths.
19:9He hath stripped me of my glory,
19:10He hath broken me down on every side, and I am gone;
19:11He hath also kindled his wrath against me,
And he counteth me unto him as one of his adversaries.
19:12His troops come on together,
And cast up their way against me,
And encamp round about my tent.
19:13He hath put my brethren far from me,
And mine acquaintance are wholly estranged from me.
19:14My kinsfolk have failed,
And my familiar friends have forgotten me.
19:15They that dwell in my house, and my maids, count me for a stranger;
I am an alien in their sight.
19:16I call unto my servant, and he giveth me no answer,
Though I entreat him with my mouth.
And my supplication to the children of mine own mother.
19:18Even young children despise me;
If I arise, they speak against me.
19:19All my familiar friends abhor me,
And they whom I loved are turned against me.
19:20My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh,
And I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.
19:21Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends;
19:22Why do ye persecute me as God,
And are not satisfied with my flesh? \\ \\
19:23Oh that my words were now written!
Oh that they were inscribed in a book!
19:24That with an iron pen and lead
They were graven in the rock for ever!
19:25But as for me I know that my Redeemer liveth,
19:26And after my skin, even this body, is destroyed,
19:27Whom I, even I, shall see, on my side,
And mine eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger.
My heart is consumed within me.
19:28If ye say, How we will persecute him!
And that the root of the matter is found in me;
19:29Be ye afraid of the sword:
That ye may know there is a judgment.