Job 13
American Standard Version
Job Reproves his Friends

1Lo, mine eye hath seen all this , Mine ear hath heard and understood it.

2What ye know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior unto you.

3Surely I would speak to the Almighty, And I desire to reason with God.

4But ye are forgers of lies; Ye are all physicians of no value.

5Oh that ye would altogether hold your peace! And it would be your wisdom.

6Hear now my reasoning, And hearken to the pleadings of my lips.

7Will ye speak unrighteously for God, And talk deceitfully for him?

8Will ye show partiality to him? Will ye contend for God?

9Is it good that he should search you out? Or as one deceiveth a man, will ye deceive him?

10He will surely reprove you If ye do secretly show partiality.

11Shall not his majesty make you afraid, And his dread fall upon you?

12Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, Your defences are defences of clay.

13Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak; And let come on me what will.

14Wherefore should I take my flesh in my teeth, And put my life in my hand?

15Behold, he will slay me; I have no hope: Nevertheless I will maintain my ways before him.

16This also shall be my salvation, That a godless man shall not come before him.

17Hear diligently my speech, And let my declaration be in your ears.

18Behold now, I have set my cause in order; I know that I am righteous.

19Who is he that will contend with me? For then would I hold my peace and give up the ghost.

20Only do not two things unto me; Then will I not hide myself from thy face:

21Withdraw thy hand far from me; And let not thy terror make me afraid.

22Then call thou, and I will answer; Or let me speak, and answer thou me.

23How many are mine iniquities and sins? Make me to know my transgression and my sin.

24Wherefore hidest thou thy face, And holdest me for thine enemy?

25Wilt thou harass a driven leaf? And wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?

26For thou writest bitter things against me, And makest me to inherit the iniquities of my youth:

27Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, And markest all my paths; Thou settest a bound to the soles of my feet:

28Though I am like a rotten thing that consumeth, Like a garment that is moth-eaten.

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1. Job reproves his friends for partiality
14. He professes his confidence in God;
19. and entreats to know his own sins, and God's purpose in afflicting him
Job 1: Job's Character and Wealth

Job 2: Job Loses his Health

Job 3: Job Laments his Birth

Job 4: Eliphaz: the Innocent Prosper

Job 5: Eliphaz Continues

Job 6: Job Replies: My Complaint is Just

Job 7: Job Continues: Life Seems Futile

Job 8: Bildad: Job Should Repent

Job 9: Job: No Arbiter Between God and Man

Job 10: Job's Plea to God

Job 11: Zophar Rebukes Job

Job 12: Job's Response to Zophar

Job 13: Job Reproves his Friends

Job 14: Job Acknowledges the Finality of Death

Job 15: Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God

Job 16: Job: Poor Comforters Are You

Job 17: Job Appeals From Men to God

Job 18: Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked

Job 19: Job: My Redeemer Lives

Job 20: Zophar: Triumph of the Wicked is Short

Job 21: Job: God Will Deal with the Wicked

Job 22: Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job

Job 23: Job Responds: He Longs for God

Job 24: Job: Why Are the Wicked Unpunished

Job 25: Bildad: Man Cannot Be Righteous

Job 26: Job: who Can Understand God's Majesty

Job 27: Job Affirms his Integrity

Job 28: The Earth's Treasures

Job 29: Job's Former Blessings

Job 30: Job's Honor is Turned Into Contempt

Job 31: Job's Final Appeal

Job 32: Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends

Job 33: Elihu Rebukes Job

Job 34: Elihu Confirms God's Justice

Job 35: Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice

Job 36: Elihu Shows God's Justice and Power

Job 37: Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty

Job 38: God Challenges Job

Job 39: God Speaks of His Creation

Job 40: Job Humbles Himself Before God

Job 41: God's Power Shown in Creatures

Job 42: Job Submits Himself to God

Job 12
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