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Job 19:1-7, 14-27

Job Replies: I Know That My Redeemer Lives

19Then Job answered:
2 ‘How long will you torment me,
   and break me in pieces with words?
3 These ten times you have cast reproach upon me;
   are you not ashamed to wrong me?
4 And even if it is true that I have erred,
   my error remains with me.
5 If indeed you magnify yourselves against me,
   and make my humiliation an argument against me,
6 know then that God has put me in the wrong,
   and closed his net around me.
7 Even when I cry out, “Violence!” I am not answered;
   I call aloud, but there is no justice.
14 My relatives and my close friends have failed me;
15   the guests in my house have forgotten me;
my serving-girls count me as a stranger;
   I have become an alien in their eyes.
16 I call to my servant, but he gives me no answer;
   I must myself plead with him.
17 My breath is repulsive to my wife;
   I am loathsome to my own family.
18 Even young children despise me;
   when I rise, they talk against me.
19 All my intimate friends abhor me,
   and those whom I loved have turned against me.
20 My bones cling to my skin and to my flesh,
   and I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.
21 Have pity on me, have pity on me, O you my friends,
   for the hand of God has touched me!
22 Why do you, like God, pursue me,
   never satisfied with my flesh?


23 ‘O that my words were written down!
   O that they were inscribed in a book!
24 O that with an iron pen and with lead
   they were engraved on a rock for ever!
25 For I know that my Redeemer* lives,
   and that at the last he* will stand upon the earth;*
26 and after my skin has been thus destroyed,
   then in* my flesh I shall see God,*
27 whom I shall see on my side,*
   and my eyes shall behold, and not another.
   My heart faints within me!

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