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For the arrows of the Almighty are within me,
for! Even that it would please God to destroy me; That he would let loose his hand, and cut me off! Then should I
have comfort; Yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not
spare; For I have not concealed the words of the Holy One. What is my strength, that I should hope? And what is mine end, that I should prolong my
life? Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh of brass? Is not my help in me? And is wisdom driven quite from me? To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from
But he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.
ye dig a pit for
friend. Now therefore be content, look upon me; For it is evident unto you if I lie. Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; Yea, return again, my righteousness is in it. Is there iniquity in my tongue? Cannot my taste discern perverse things? Is There not an appointed time to man upon earth? Are not his days also like the days of an hireling? As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, And as an hireling looketh for the reward of his
work: So am I made to possess months of vanity, And wearisome nights are appointed to me. When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise, and the
night be gone? And I am full of tossings to and fro unto the dawn
ing of the day. My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; My skin is broken, and become loathsome. My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, And are spent without hope. O remember that
life is wind: Mine
shall no more see good. The eye
of him that hath seen me shall see me no
Thine eyes are upon me, and I am not.
As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away:
life. I loathe it; I would not live alway: Let me alone; for my days are vanity. What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? And that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him? And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, And try him every moment? How long wilt thou not depart from me, Nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle? I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou pre
server of men? Why hast thou set me as a mark against thee,
So that I am a burden to myself?
shall not be.
like a strong
Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,
How long wilt thou speak these things?
for their transgres
If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes,
sperous. Though thy beginning was small, Yet thy latter end should greatly increase. For enquire, I pray thee, of the former age, And prepare thyself to the search of their fathers: (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, Because our days upon earth are a shadow:)