King James Version
1 Then Job answered and said,
2 How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?
3 These ten times have ye reproached me: ye are not ashamed that ye
make yourselves strange to me.
4 And be it indeed that I have erred, mine error remaineth with
5 If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, and plead against
me my reproach:
6 Know now that God hath overthrown me, and hath compassed me with
7 Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but
there is no judgment.
8 He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set
darkness in my paths.
9 He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head.
10 He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and mine hope
hath he removed like a tree.
11 He hath also kindled his wrath against me, and he counteth me
unto him as one of his enemies.
12 His troops come together, and raise up their way against me, and
encamp round about my tabernacle.
13 He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are
verily estranged from me.
14 My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten
15 They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a
stranger: I am an alien in their sight.
16 I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I intreated him
with my mouth.
17 My breath is strange to my wife, though I intreated for the
children's sake of mine own body.
18 Yea, young children despised me; I arose, and they spake against
19 All my inward friends abhorred me: and they whom I loved are
turned against me.
20 My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped
with the skin of my teeth.
21 Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the
hand of God hath touched me.
22 Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my
23 Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a
24 That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for
25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at
the latter day upon the earth:
26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh
shall I see God:
27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not
another; though my reins be consumed within me.
28 But ye should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the
matter is found in me?
29 Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishments of
the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment.1
References and notes
1. King James Authorized Version
CLARKE'S COMMENTARY -
JOB 19 - http://www.godrules.net/library/clarke/clarkejob19.htm
3. Matthew Henry
Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible