1 Then Job responded,
And crush me with words?
You are not ashamed to wrong me.
My error lodges with me.
And prove my disgrace to me,
And has closed His net around me.
Everything Is against Him
7 “Behold, I cry, Violence!’ but I get no answer;
I shout for help, but there is no justice.
And He has put darkness on my paths.
And removed the crown from my head.
And He has uprooted my hope like a tree.
And considered me as His enemy.
And build up their way against me
And camp around my tent.
And my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.
And my intimate friends have forgotten me.
I am a foreigner in their sight.
I have to implore him with my mouth.
And I am loathsome to my own brothers.
I rise up and they speak against me.
And those I love have turned against me.
And I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.
For the hand of God has struck me.
And are not satisfied with my flesh?
Job Says, “My Redeemer Lives”
23 “Oh that my words were written!
Oh that they were inscribed in a book!
They were engraved in the rock forever!
And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.
Yet from my flesh I shall see God;
And whom my eyes will see and not another.
My heart faints within me!
And What pretext for a case against him can we find?’
For wrath brings the punishment of the sword,
So that you may know there is judgment.”
Job, 19 chapter. New American Standard Bible.