The Reproach of Man - Job 19

Job 19:1 Then Job answered and said, 

Job 19:2 How long  will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words? 

Job 19:3 These ten times have ye reproached me: ye are not  ashamed that ye make yourselves strange to me. 

Job 19:4  And be it indeed that I have erred, mine error remaineth  with myself. 

Job 19:5 If indeed ye will magnify yourselves  against me, and plead against me my reproach: 

Job 19:6  Know now that God hath overthrown me, and hath  compassed me with his net. 


Job 19:7 Behold, I cry out of  wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but there is no  judgment. 

Job 19:8 He hath fenced up my way that I cannot  pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths. 

Job 19:9 He hath  stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my  head. 

Job 19:10 He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am  gone: and mine hope hath he removed like a tree. 

Job 19:11  He hath also kindled his wrath against me, and he counteth  me unto him as one of his enemies. 

Job 19:12 His troops  come together, and raise up their way against me, and  encamp round about my tabernacle. 

Job 19:13 He hath put  my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are verily  estranged from me. 

Job 19:14 My kinsfolk have failed, and  my familiar friends have forgotten me. 

Job 19:15 They that  dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a  stranger: I am an alien in their sight. 

Job 19:16 I called my  servant, and he gave me no answer; I intreated him with  my mouth. 

Job 19:17 My breath is strange to my wife, though  I intreated for the children’s sake of mine own body.  

Job 19:18 Yea, young children despised me; I arose, and they  spake against me. 

Job 19:19 All my inward friends abhorred  me: and they whom I loved are turned against me. 

Job 19:20  My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am  escaped with the skin of my teeth. 

Job 19:21 Have pity upon  me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of  God hath 
touched me. 

Job 19:22 Why do ye persecute me as  God, and are not satisfied with my flesh? 

Job 19:23 Oh that  my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a  book! 

Job 19:24 That they were graven with an iron pen and  lead in the rock for ever! 

Job 19:25 For I know that my  redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day  upon the earth: 

Job 19:26 And though after my skin  worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:  

Job 19:27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall  behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed  within me. 

Job 19:28 But ye should say, Why persecute we  him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me? 

Job 19:29  Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the  punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a  judgment. KJV