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The book of Job, chapter 16, Vulgate and King James Version

Chapter 16


   1 Respondens autem Iob dixit:
   16:2" Audivi frequenter talia! onsolatores molesti omnes vos estis.
   3 Numquid habebunt finem verba ventosa, aut quid te exacerbat, ut respondeas?
   4 Poteram et ego similia vestri loqui, si esset anima vestra pro anima mea! Concinnarem super vos sermones et moverem caput meum super vos.
   5 Roborarem vos ore meo et motum labiorum meorum non cohiberem.
   6 Si locutus fuero, non quiescet dolor meus et, si tacuero, non recedet a me;
   7 nunc autem defatigavit me dolor meus, et tu vastasti omnem coetum meum.
   8 Rugae meae testimonium dicunt contra me; et suscitatur falsiloquus adversus faciem meam contradicens mihi,
   9 Ira eius discerpsit me et adversata est mihi, et infremuit contra me dentibus suis. Hostis meus acuit oculos suos in me.
   10 Aperuerunt super me ora sua et exprobrantes percusserunt maxillam meam, simul conferti contra me.
   11 Concludit me Deus apud iniquum et manibus impiorum me tradit.
   12 Ego, ille quondam tranquillus, repente contritus sum. Tenuit cervicem meam, confregit me et posuit me sibi quasi in signum.
   13 Circumdedit me lanceis suis, scidit lumbos meos, non pepercit et effudit in terra iecur meum.
   14 Dirupit me rumpens et diruens, irruit in me quasi gigas.
   15 Saccum consui super cutem meam et dimisi in terram cornu meum.
   16 Facies mea rubuit a fletu, et palpebrae meae caligaverunt;
   17 attamen absque iniquitate manus meae, cum haberem mundas preces.
   18 Terra, ne operias sanguinem meum, neque inveniat in te locum latendi clamor meus.
   19 Ecce enim in caelo testis meus, et conscius meus in excelsis.
   20 Interpretes mei sunt cogitationes meae: ad Deum stillat oculus meus.
   21 Atque utinam sic iudicaretur vir cum Deo, sicut iudicatur filius hominis cum collega suo.
   22 Ecce enim breves anni transeunt, et semitam, per quam non revertar, ambulo.

King James Version

   1 Then Job answered and said,
   2 I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.
   3 Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest?
   4 I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you.
   5 But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.
   6 Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?
   7 But now he hath made me weary: thou hast made desolate all my company.
   8 And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me beareth witness to my face.
   9 He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.
   10 They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.
   11 God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.
   12 I was at ease, but he hath broken me asunder: he hath also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.
   13 His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.
   14 He breaketh me with breach upon breach, he runneth upon me like a giant.
   15 I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust.
   16 My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;
   17 Not for any injustice in mine hands: also my prayer is pure.
   18 O earth, cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no place.
   19 Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.
   20 My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.
   21 O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour!
   22 When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.

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