Then Job answered, "I have heard many such things; Sorry comforters are you all. "Is there no limit to windy words? Or what plagues you that you answer?
"But now those younger than I mock me, Whose fathers I disdained to put with the dogs of my flock. "Indeed, what good was the strength of their hands to me? Vigor had perished from them. "From want and famine they are gaunt Who gnaw the dry ground by night in waste and desolation, read more.
Who pluck mallow by the bushes, And whose food is the root of the broom shrub. "They are driven from the community; They shout against them as against a thief, So that they dwell in dreadful valleys, In holes of the earth and of the rocks. "Among the bushes they cry out; Under the nettles they are gathered together. "Fools, even those without a name, They were scourged from the land. "And now I have become their taunt, I have even become a byword to them. "They abhor me and stand aloof from me, And they do not refrain from spitting at my face.
"But you smear with lies; You are all worthless physicians. "O that you would be completely silent, And that it would become your wisdom! "Please hear my argument And listen to the contentions of my lips. read more.
"Will you speak what is unjust for God, And speak what is deceitful for Him? "Will you show partiality for Him? Will you contend for God? "Will it be well when He examines you? Or will you deceive Him as one deceives a man? "He will surely reprove you If you secretly show partiality. "Will not His majesty terrify you, And the dread of Him fall on you? "Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, Your defenses are defenses of clay. "Be silent before me so that I may speak; Then let come on me what may.
Then Job answered, "I have heard many such things; Sorry comforters are you all.
"Is there no limit to windy words? Or what plagues you that you answer? read more.
"I too could speak like you, If I were in your place. I could compose words against you And shake my head at you.
“Surely mockers are with me,
And my eye gazes on their provocation.
Then Job responded, "How long will you torment me And crush me with words? "These ten times you have insulted me; You are not ashamed to wrong me. read more.
"Even if I have truly erred, My error lodges with me. "If indeed you vaunt yourselves against me And prove my disgrace to me,