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Job 12:13
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"To God belong wisdom(u) and power;(v) counsel and understanding are his.(w)
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Job 12:14
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What he tears down(x) cannot be rebuilt;(y) those he imprisons cannot be released.(z)
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Job 12:15
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If he holds back the waters,(aa) there is drought;(ab) if he lets them loose, they devastate the land.(ac)
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Job 12:16
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To him belong strength and insight;(ad) both deceived and deceiver are his.(ae)
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Job 12:17
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He leads rulers away stripped(af) and makes fools of judges.(ag)
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Job 12:18
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He takes off the shackles(ah) put on by kings and ties a loincloth[b] around their waist.(ai)
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Job 12:19
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He leads priests away stripped(aj) and overthrows officials long established.(ak)
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Job 12:20
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He silences the lips of trusted advisers and takes away the discernment of elders.(al)
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Job 12:21
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He pours contempt on nobles(am) and disarms the mighty.(an)
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Job 12:22
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He reveals the deep things of darkness(ao) and brings utter darkness(ap) into the light.(aq)
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Job 12:23
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He makes nations great, and destroys them;(ar) he enlarges nations,(as) and disperses them.(at)
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Job 12:24
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He deprives the leaders of the earth of their reason;(au) he makes them wander in a trackless waste.(av)
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Job 12:25
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They grope in darkness with no light;(aw) he makes them stagger like drunkards.(ax)
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Job 13:1
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"My eyes have seen all this,(a) my ears have heard and understood it.
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Job 13:2
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What you know, I also know; I am not inferior to you.(b)
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Job 13:3
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But I desire to speak to the Almighty(c) and to argue my case with God.(d)
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Job 13:4
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You, however, smear me with lies;(e) you are worthless physicians,(f) all of you!(g)
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Job 13:5
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If only you would be altogether silent!(h) For you, that would be wisdom.(i)
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Job 13:6
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Hear now my argument; listen to the pleas of my lips.(j)
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Job 13:7
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Will you speak wickedly on God's behalf? Will you speak deceitfully for him?(k)
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Job 13:8
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Will you show him partiality?(l) Will you argue the case for God?
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Job 13:9
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Would it turn out well if he examined you?(m) Could you deceive him as you might deceive a mortal?(n)
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Job 13:10
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He would surely call you to account if you secretly showed partiality.(o)
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Job 13:11
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Would not his splendor(p) terrify you? Would not the dread of him fall on you?(q)
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Job 13:12
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Your maxims are proverbs of ashes; your defenses are defenses of clay.(r)
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Job 13:13
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"Keep silent(s) and let me speak;(t) then let come to me what may.(u)
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Job 13:14
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Why do I put myself in jeopardy and take my life in my hands?(v)
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Job 13:15
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Though he slay me, yet will I hope(w) in him;(x) I will surely[a] defend my ways to his face.(y)
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Job 13:16
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Indeed, this will turn out for my deliverance,(z) for no godless(aa) person would dare come before him!(ab)
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Job 13:17
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Listen carefully to what I say;(ac) let my words ring in your ears.
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Job 13:18
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Now that I have prepared my case,(ad) I know I will be vindicated.(ae)
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Job 13:19
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Can anyone bring charges against me?(af) If so, I will be silent(ag) and die.(ah)
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Job 13:20
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"Only grant me these two things, God, and then I will not hide from you:
Job 13:21
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Withdraw your hand(ai) far from me, and stop frightening me with your terrors.(aj)
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Job 13:22
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Then summon me and I will answer,(ak) or let me speak, and you reply to me.(al)
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Job 13:23
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How many wrongs and sins have I committed?(am) Show me my offense and my sin.(an)
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Job 13:24
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Why do you hide your face(ao) and consider me your enemy?(ap)
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Job 13:25
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Will you torment(aq) a windblown leaf?(ar) Will you chase(as) after dry chaff?(at)
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Job 13:26
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For you write down bitter things against me and make me reap the sins of my youth.(au)
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Job 13:27
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You fasten my feet in shackles;(av) you keep close watch on all my paths(aw) by putting marks on the soles of my feet.
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Job 13:28
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"So man wastes away like something rotten, like a garment(ax) eaten by moths.(ay)
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Job 14:1
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"Mortals, born of woman,(a) are of few days(b) and full of trouble.(c)
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Job 14:2
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They spring up like flowers(d) and wither away;(e) like fleeting shadows,(f) they do not endure.(g)
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Job 14:3
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Do you fix your eye on them?(h) Will you bring them[a] before you for judgment?(i)
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Job 14:4
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Who can bring what is pure(j) from the impure?(k) No one!(l)
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Job 14:5
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A person's days are determined;(m) you have decreed the number of his months(n) and have set limits he cannot exceed.(o)
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Job 14:6
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So look away from him and let him alone,(p) till he has put in his time like a hired laborer.(q)
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Job 14:7
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"At least there is hope for a tree:(r) If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots(s) will not fail.(t)
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Job 14:8
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Its roots may grow old in the ground and its stump(u) die in the soil,
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Job 14:9
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yet at the scent of water(v) it will bud and put forth shoots like a plant.(w)
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Job 14:10
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But a man dies and is laid low;(x) he breathes his last and is no more.(y)
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Job 14:11
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As the water of a lake dries up or a riverbed becomes parched and dry,(z)
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Job 14:12
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so he lies down and does not rise;(aa) till the heavens are no more,(ab) people will not awake or be roused from their sleep.(ac)
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Job 14:13
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"If only you would hide me in the grave(ad) and conceal me till your anger has passed!(ae) If only you would set me a time and then remember(af) me!(ag)
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Job 14:14
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If someone dies, will they live again? All the days of my hard service(ah) I will wait for my renewal[b](ai) to come.
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Job 14:15
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You will call and I will answer you;(aj) you will long for the creature your hands have made.(ak)
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Job 14:16
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Surely then you will count my steps(al) but not keep track of my sin.(am)
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Job 14:17
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My offenses will be sealed(an) up in a bag;(ao) you will cover over my sin.(ap)
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Job 14:18
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"But as a mountain erodes and crumbles(aq) and as a rock is moved from its place,(ar)
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Job 14:19
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as water wears away stones and torrents(as) wash away the soil,(at) so you destroy a person's hope.(au)
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Job 14:20
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You overpower them once for all, and they are gone;(av) you change their countenance and send them away.(aw)
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Job 14:21
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If their children are honored, they do not know it; if their offspring are brought low, they do not see it.(ax)
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Job 14:22
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They feel but the pain of their own bodies(ay) and mourn only for themselves.(az)"
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Job 15:1
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Eliphaz

Then Eliphaz the Temanite(a) replied:
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Job 15:2
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"Would a wise person answer with empty notions or fill their belly with the hot east wind?(b)
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Job 15:3
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Would they argue with useless words, with speeches that have no value?(c)
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Job 15:4
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But you even undermine piety and hinder devotion to God.(d)
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Job 15:5
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Your sin(e) prompts your mouth;(f) you adopt the tongue of the crafty.(g)
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Job 15:6
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Your own mouth condemns you, not mine; your own lips testify against you.(h)
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Job 15:7
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"Are you the first man ever born?(i) Were you brought forth before the hills?(j)
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Job 15:8
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Do you listen in on God's council?(k) Do you have a monopoly on wisdom?(l)
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Job 15:9
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What do you know that we do not know? What insights do you have that we do not have?(m)
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Job 15:10
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The gray-haired and the aged(n) are on our side, men even older than your father.(o)
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Job 15:11
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Are God's consolations(p) not enough for you, words(q) spoken gently to you?(r)
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Job 15:12
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Why has your heart(s) carried you away, and why do your eyes flash,
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Job 15:13
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so that you vent your rage(t) against God and pour out such words(u) from your mouth?(v)
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Job 15:14
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"What are mortals, that they could be pure, or those born of woman,(w) that they could be righteous?(x)
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Job 15:15
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If God places no trust in his holy ones,(y) if even the heavens are not pure in his eyes,(z)
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Job 15:16
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how much less mortals, who are vile and corrupt,(aa) who drink up evil(ab) like water!(ac)
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Job 15:17
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"Listen to me and I will explain to you; let me tell you what I have seen,(ad)
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Job 15:18
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what the wise have declared, hiding nothing received from their ancestors(ae)
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Job 15:19
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(to whom alone the land(af) was given when no foreigners moved among them):
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Job 15:20
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All his days the wicked man suffers torment,(ag) the ruthless man through all the years stored up for him.(ah)
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Job 15:21
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Terrifying sounds fill his ears;(ai) when all seems well, marauders attack him.(aj)
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Job 15:22
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He despairs of escaping the realm of darkness;(ak) he is marked for the sword.(al)
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Job 15:23
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He wanders about(am) for food like a vulture;(an) he knows the day of darkness(ao) is at hand.(ap)
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Job 15:24
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Distress and anguish(aq) fill him with terror;(ar) troubles overwhelm him, like a king(as) poised to attack,
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Job 15:25
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because he shakes his fist(at) at God and vaunts himself against the Almighty,(au)
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Job 15:26
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defiantly charging against him with a thick, strong shield.(av)
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Job 15:27
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"Though his face is covered with fat and his waist bulges with flesh,(aw)
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Job 15:28
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he will inhabit ruined towns and houses where no one lives,(ax) houses crumbling to rubble.(ay)
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Job 15:29
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He will no longer be rich and his wealth will not endure,(az) nor will his possessions spread over the land.(ba)
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Job 15:30
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He will not escape the darkness;(bb) a flame(bc) will wither his shoots,(bd) and the breath of God's mouth(be) will carry him away.(bf)
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Job 15:31
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Let him not deceive(bg) himself by trusting what is worthless,(bh) for he will get nothing in return.(bi)
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Job 15:32
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Before his time(bj) he will wither,(bk) and his branches will not flourish.(bl)
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Job 15:33
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He will be like a vine stripped of its unripe grapes,(bm) like an olive tree shedding its blossoms.(bn)
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Job 15:34
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For the company of the godless(bo) will be barren, and fire will consume(bp) the tents of those who love bribes.(bq)
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Job 15:35
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They conceive trouble(br) and give birth to evil;(bs) their womb fashions deceit."
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Job 16:1
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Job

Then Job replied:
Job 16:2
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"I have heard many things like these; you are miserable comforters,(a) all of you!(b)
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Job 16:3
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Will your long-winded speeches never end?(c) What ails you that you keep on arguing?(d)
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Job 16:4
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I also could speak like you, if you were in my place; I could make fine speeches against you and shake my head(e) at you.
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Job 16:5
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But my mouth would encourage you; comfort(f) from my lips would bring you relief.(g)
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Job 16:6
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"Yet if I speak, my pain is not relieved; and if I refrain, it does not go away.(h)
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Job 16:7
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Surely, God, you have worn me out;(i) you have devastated my entire household.(j)
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Job 16:8
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You have shriveled me up—and it has become a witness; my gauntness(k) rises up and testifies against me.(l)
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Job 16:9
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God assails me and tears(m) me in his anger(n) and gnashes his teeth at me;(o) my opponent fastens on me his piercing eyes.(p)
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Job 16:10
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People open their mouths(q) to jeer at me;(r) they strike my cheek(s) in scorn and unite together against me.(t)
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