He has removed my brothers from me; my acquaintances have abandoned me.
Cross ReferencesJob 16:7
Surely He has now exhausted me; You have devastated all my family.
My friends are my scoffers as my eyes pour out tears to God.
All his brothers and sisters and prior acquaintances came and dined with him in his house. They consoled him and comforted him over all the adversity that the LORD had brought upon him. And each one gave him a piece of silver and a gold ring.
Among all my enemies I am a disgrace and among my neighbors all the more. I am dreaded by my friends--they flee when they see me on the street.
Even my close friend, whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.
I have become a stranger to my brothers and a foreigner to my mother's sons,
You have removed my friends from me; You have made me repulsive to them; I am confined and cannot escape.
You have removed my beloved and my friend; darkness is my closest companion.
She weeps aloud in the night, with tears upon her cheeks. Among all her lovers there is no one to comfort her. All her friends have betrayed her; they have become her enemies.
I called out to my lovers, but they have betrayed me. My priests and elders perished in the city while they searched for food to keep themselves alive.
Chapter Outline1. Job, complaining of his friends' cruelty,
6. shows there is misery enough in him to feed their cruelty
21. He craves pity
23. He believes the resurrection
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