1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
16:1 ¶ Then responded Job, and said:
16:2 I have heard many such things, Wearisome comforters, are ye all!
16:3 Is there to be an end to windy words? Or what so strongly exciteth thee, that thou must respond?
16:4 I also, like you, could speak,If your soul were in the place of my soul, I could string together words against you, and could therewith shake over you my head.
16:5 I could make you determined, by my mouth, and then my lip-solace should restrain you.
16:6 ¶ Though I do speak, unassuaged is my stinging pain,And, if I forbear, of what am I relieved?
16:7 But, now, hath he wearied me, thou hast destroyed all my family;
16:8 And, having captured me, it hath served, as a witness; and so my wasting away hath risen up against me, in my face, it answereth.
16:9 His anger, hath torn and persecuted me, He hath gnashed upon me with his teeth, Mine adversary, hath sharpened his eyes for me.
16:10 They have gaped upon me with their mouth, With reproach, have they smitten my cheek, Together, against me, have they closed their ranks.
16:11 GOD doth abandon me to him that is perverse, and, into the hands of the lawless, he throweth me headlong.
16:12 At ease, was I when he shattered me, Yea he seized me by my neck, and dashed me in pieces, then set me up for himself as a mark:
16:13 His archers came round against me, He clave asunder my reins, and spared not, He poured out, on the earth, my gall:
16:14 He made a breach in me, breach upon breach, He ran upon me, like a mighty man.
16:15 Sackcloth, sewed I on my skin, and rolledin the dustmy horn:
16:16 My face, is reddened from weeping, and, upon mine eyelashes, is the death-shade:
16:17 ¶ Though no violence was in my hands, and, my prayer, was pure.
16:18 O earth! do not cover my blood, and let there be no place for mine outcry.
16:19 Even now, lo! in the heavens, is my witness,
16:20 And, he that voucheth for me is on high. My friends are, they who scorn me, Unto GOD, hath mine eye shed tears:
16:21 That one might plead, for a man, with GOD,Even a son of man, for his friend!
16:22 When, a few years, come, then, by a path by which I shall not return, shall I depart.