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Job’s miserable comforters


16:1 Then Job answered and said,
16:2 I have heard many such [things]: ya’ll are miserable comforters.
16:3 [Shall] windy words [have] an end? or what provokes you that you answered?
16:4 I also could speak like ya’ll. If your soul were in my soul’s place, I could heap up words against you, and shake my head at you.
16:5 But I might strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips could spare your grief.
16:6 Though I speak, my pain is not held back: and though I forbear, what
eased do I get?

Job tells his pitiful case


16:7 But now He has made me weary: you have made
all my company desolate .
16:8 And you have plucked me; for is a witness  me: and my failure rises up
against me bears witness to my face.
16:9 He
anger has torn me and hated me: He gnashes at me with His teeth; my enemy sharpens His eyes at me.
16:10 They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have scornfully struck me on the cheek; they have gathered themselves together against me.
16:11 EL אֵל
‎Transliteration:ēl Pronunciation:ale — masculine noun — God, god-like one, mighty one occurs 245 times in 235 verses in the WLC Hebrew click here
has delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.
16:12 I was at ease, but He has shattered me: He has also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up as His target.
16:13 His archers surround me, he splits my inward parts, and doesn’t pity; he pours out my gall on the ground.
16:14 He breaks me with break on top of break, He runs upon me like a warrior.
16:15 I have sown sackcloth on my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust.
16:16 My face is reddened from weeping, and
the shadow of death is on my eyelids;
16:17 though no violence [is] in my hands: also my prayer [is] pure.
16:18 O earth, don’t cover 
my blood, and don’t let my cry have a place.
16:19 Also now, see, my witness [is] in Heaven, and He who testifies of me is on high.
16:20 My friends scorn me: but my eye pours out tears to Eloahאֱלוֹהַּ
Transliteration:’ĕlôha Pronunciation:el-o’-ah El appears in this form (El transl. God) rarely (shortened) אֱלֹהַּ ʼĕlôahh; probably prolonged (emphatic); a deity or the Deity:—God, god click here
.
16:21 O that one might plead for a man with Eloahאֱלוֹהַּ
Transliteration:’ĕlôha Pronunciation:el-o’-ah El appears in this form (El transl. God) rarely (shortened) אֱלֹהַּ ʼĕlôahh; probably prolonged (emphatic); a deity or the Deity:—God, god click here
, as a man pleads for his friend!
16:22 When the years will come, then I shall go the way from where I shall not return.

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