nkjv@Job:19:1 @ Then Job answered and said:
nkjv@Job:19:2 @ "How long will you torment my soul, And break me in pieces with words?
nkjv@Job:19:3 @ These ten times you have reproached me; You are not ashamed that you have wronged me.
nkjv@Job:19:4 @ And if indeed I have erred, My error remains with me.
nkjv@Job:19:5 @ If indeed you exalt yourselves against me, And plead my disgrace against me,
nkjv@Job:19:6 @ Know then that God has wronged me, And has surrounded me with His net.
nkjv@Job:19:7 @ "If I cry out concerning wrong, I am not heard. If I cry aloud, there is no justice.
nkjv@Job:19:8 @ He has fenced up my way, so that I cannot pass; And He has set darkness in my paths.
nkjv@Job:19:9 @ He has stripped me of my glory, And taken the crown from my head.
nkjv@Job:19:10 @ He breaks me down on every side, And I am gone; My hope He has uprooted like a tree.
nkjv@Job:19:11 @ He has also kindled His wrath against me, And He counts me as one of His enemies.
nkjv@Job:19:12 @ His troops come together And build up their road against me; They encamp all around my tent.
nkjv@Job:19:13 @ "He has removed my brothers far from me, And my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.
nkjv@Job:19:14 @ My relatives have failed, And my close friends have forgotten me.
nkjv@Job:19:15 @ Those who dwell in my house, and my maidservants, Count me as a stranger; I am an alien in their sight.
nkjv@Job:19:16 @ I call my servant, but he gives no answer; I beg him with my mouth.
nkjv@Job:19:17 @ My breath is offensive to my wife, And I am repulsive to the children of my own body.
nkjv@Job:19:18 @ Even young children despise me; I arise, and they speak against me.
nkjv@Job:19:19 @ All my close friends abhor me, And those whom I love have turned against me.
nkjv@Job:19:20 @ My bone clings to my skin and to my flesh, And I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.
nkjv@Job:19:21 @ "Have pity on me, have pity on me, O you my friends, For the hand of God has struck me!
nkjv@Job:19:22 @ Why do you persecute me as God does, And are not satisfied with my flesh?
nkjv@Job:19:23 @ "Oh, that my words were written! Oh, that they were inscribed in a book!
nkjv@Job:19:24 @ That they were engraved on a rock With an iron pen and lead, forever!
nkjv@Job:19:25 @ For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth;
nkjv@Job:19:26 @ And after my skin is destroyed, this I know, That in my flesh I shall see God,
nkjv@Job:19:27 @ Whom I shall see for myself, And my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!
nkjv@Job:19:28 @ If you should say, "How shall we persecute him?'-- Since the root of the matter is found in me,
nkjv@Job:19:29 @ Be afraid of the sword for yourselves; For wrath brings the punishment of the sword, That you may know there is a judgment."
nkjv@Job:20:1 @ Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said:
nkjv@Job:20:2 @ "Therefore my anxious thoughts make me answer, Because of the turmoil within me.
nkjv@Job:20:3 @ I have heard the rebuke that reproaches me, And the spirit of my understanding causes me to answer.
nkjv@Job:20:4 @ "Do you not know this of old, Since man was placed on earth,
nkjv@Job:20:5 @ That the triumphing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment?
nkjv@Job:20:6 @ Though his haughtiness mounts up to the heavens, And his head reaches to the clouds,
nkjv@Job:20:7 @ Yet he will perish forever like his own refuse; Those who have seen him will say, "Where is he?'
nkjv@Job:20:8 @ He will fly away like a dream, and not be found; Yes, he will be chased away like a vision of the night.
nkjv@Job:20:9 @ The eye that saw him will see him no more, Nor will his place behold him anymore.
nkjv@Job:20:10 @ His children will seek the favor of the poor, And his hands will restore his wealth.
nkjv@Job:20:11 @ His bones are full of his youthful vigor, But it will lie down with him in the dust.
nkjv@Job:20:12 @ "Though evil is sweet in his mouth, And he hides it under his tongue,
nkjv@Job:20:13 @ Though he spares it and does not forsake it, But still keeps it in his mouth,
nkjv@Job:20:14 @ Yet his food in his stomach turns sour; It becomes cobra venom within him.
nkjv@Job:20:15 @ He swallows down riches And vomits them up again; God casts them out of his belly.
nkjv@Job:20:16 @ He will suck the poison of cobras; The viper's tongue will slay him.
nkjv@Job:20:17 @ He will not see the streams, The rivers flowing with honey and cream.
nkjv@Job:20:18 @ He will restore that for which he labored, And will not swallow it down; From the proceeds of business He will get no enjoyment.
nkjv@Job:20:19 @ For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor, He has violently seized a house which he did not build.
nkjv@Job:20:20 @ "Because he knows no quietness in his heart, He will not save anything he desires.
nkjv@Job:20:21 @ Nothing is left for him to eat; Therefore his well-being will not last.
nkjv@Job:20:22 @ In his self-sufficiency he will be in distress; Every hand of misery will come against him.
nkjv@Job:20:23 @ When he is about to fill his stomach, God will cast on him the fury of His wrath, And will rain it on him while he is eating.
nkjv@Job:20:24 @ He will flee from the iron weapon; A bronze bow will pierce him through.
nkjv@Job:20:25 @ It is drawn, and comes out of the body; Yes, the glittering point comes out of his gall. Terrors come upon him;
nkjv@Job:20:26 @ Total darkness is reserved for his treasures. An unfanned fire will consume him; It shall go ill with him who is left in his tent.
nkjv@Job:20:27 @ The heavens will reveal his iniquity, And the earth will rise up against him.
nkjv@Job:20:28 @ The increase of his house will depart, And his goods will flow away in the day of His wrath.
nkjv@Job:20:29 @ This is the portion from God for a wicked man, The heritage appointed to him by God."
nkjv@Job:21:1 @ Then Job answered and said: