Job 16:18 {19}
Good News Translation
O Earth, don't hide the wrongs done to me! Don't let my call for justice be silenced!

Contemporary English Version
If I should die, I beg the earth not to cover my cry for justice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O earth, cover not thou my blood, neither let my cry find a hiding place in thee.

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O earth, cover not thou my blood, neither let my cry find a hiding place in thee.

O earth

Jeremiah 22:29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord.

cover not

Genesis 4:11 Now therefore cursed shalt thou be upon the earth, which hath opened her mouth and received the blood of thy brother at thy hand.

Nehemiah 4:5 Cover not their iniquity, and let not their sin be blotted out from before thy face, because they have mocked thy builders.

Isaiah 26:21 For behold the Lord will come out of his place, to visit the iniquity of the inhabitant of the earth against him: and the earth shall disclose her blood, and shall cover her slain no more.

Ezekiel 24:7 For her blood is in the midst of her, she hath shed it upon the smooth rock: she hath not shed it upon the ground, that it might be covered with dust.

let my cry

Job 27:9 Will God hear his cry, when distress shall come upon him?

Psalm 66:18,19 If I have looked at iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me. . . .

Isaiah 1:15 And when you stretch forth your hands, I will turn away my eyes from you: and when you multiply prayer, I will not hear: for your hands are full of blood.

Isaiah 58:9,10 Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall hear: thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou wilt take away the chain out of the midst of thee, and cease to stretch out the finger, and to speak that which profiteth not. . . .

James 4:3,4 You ask and receive not: because you ask amiss, that you may consume it on your concupiscences. . . .

Context
Job Decries his Comforters
17These things have I suffered without the iniquity of my hand, when I offered pure prayers to God. 18O earth, cover not thou my blood, neither let my cry find a hiding place in thee.19For behold my witness is in heaven, and he that knoweth my conscience is on high.…
Cross References
Job 16:17
These things have I suffered without the iniquity of my hand, when I offered pure prayers to God.

Job 16:19
For behold my witness is in heaven, and he that knoweth my conscience is on high.

Psalm 119:169
Let my supplication, O Lord, come near in thy sight: give me understanding according to thy word.

Isaiah 26:21
For behold the Lord will come out of his place, to visit the iniquity of the inhabitant of the earth against him: and the earth shall disclose her blood, and shall cover her slain no more.

Additional Translations
O earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry for help never be laid to rest.O earth, cover not you my blood, and let my cry have no place.

O earth, cover not thou my blood, And let my cry have no resting -place.

Yet there was no injustice in my hands, and my prayer is pure.

O earth, cover not my blood, and let there be no place for my cry!

O earth, cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no resting place.

O earth, cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no place.

"Earth, don't cover my blood. Let my cry have no place to rest.

O earth, do not thou cover my blood! And let there not be a place for my cry.
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