Job 19 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

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 deal hardly with 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 subverted me [in my cause], And hath compassed me with his net.

Job 19:7

Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry for help, but there is no justice.

Job 19:8

He hath walled up my way that I cannot pass, And 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 broken me down on every side, and I am gone; And my hope hath he plucked up like a tree.

Job 19:11

He hath also kindled his wrath against me, And he counteth me unto him as [one of] his adversaries.

Job 19:12

His troops come on together, And cast up their way against me, And encamp round about my tent.

Job 19:13

He hath put my brethren far from me, And mine acquaintance are wholly estranged from me.

Job 19:14

My kinsfolk have failed, And my familiar friends have forgotten me.

Job 19:15

They that dwell in my house, and my maids, count me for a stranger; I am an alien in their sight.

Job 19:16

I call unto my servant, and he giveth me no answer, [Though] I entreat him with my mouth.

Job 19:17

My breath is strange to my wife, And my supplication to the children of mine own mother.

Job 19:18

Even young children despise me; If I arise, they speak against me.

Job 19:19

All my familiar friends abhor 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 inscribed in a book!

Job 19:24

That with an iron pen and lead They were graven in the rock for ever!

Job 19:25

But as for me I know that my Redeemer liveth, And at last he will stand up upon the earth:

Job 19:26

And after my skin, [even] this [body], is destroyed, Then without my flesh shall I see God;

Job 19:27

Whom I, even I, shall see, on my side, And mine eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger. My heart is consumed within me.

Job 19:28

If ye say, How we will persecute him! And that 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.

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