Job Is Treated with Contempt1 And now [2ridicule 3me 1the least of them]; now they admonish me in turn -- whom I treated [2with contempt 1their fathers], whom I did not esteem to be worthy of dogs of my grazing flocks. 2 And indeed, [2is the strength 3of their hands 1what profit] to me? [2of 3them 1It was destroyed] to completion. 3 In lack and hunger one is barren, as the ones fleeing waterless yesterday in conflict and misery. 4 The ones breaking off the marine plant upon the sounding shore, whose marine plants were for their grain; and were without honor, and being treated as worthless, lacking of every good thing; and the roots of trees gnawed because of [2hunger 1great]. 5 [2rose up against 3me 1Thieves], 6 whom their houses were burrows of rocks. 7 [7in the midst 9of distinct places 6shall yell 1the ones who 3under 5stick dwellings 4wild 2pass life]. 8 [2of fools 1They are sons] and [2without honor 1have a name], and fame extinguished from the earth. 9 And now [4harp 1I 2am 3their], and [2me 3for a common topic 1they have]. 10 And they abhorred me, separating far from me; and from my face they spared not spittle. 11 For having opened his quiver he afflicted me; and [2the bridle 3of my presence 1sent away]. 12 [2on 3the right hand 4of their offspring 1They rose up against me]. [2his feet 1He stretched out] and opened against me; with paths of their destruction 13 they obliterated my paths; for he took off my apparel; with his spear he ran me through; 14 and he has judged me as he wills; in griefs I am befouled. 15 [3return 1My 2griefs]; [3was set out 1my 2hope] as if the wind, and [3as if 4a cloud 2deliverance 1my]. 16 And now [3upon 4me 2shall be poured out 1my soul]; [4suffice 1and 5me 2days 3of griefs]. 17 And at night my bones burn, and my nerves are parted. 18 With great strength it took hold of my robe; as the cleft of my garment it compassed me. 19 And you have esteemed me equal to clay; in earth and ashes is my portion. 20 And I have cried out to you, and [3not 1you hear 2me]; they stood and contemplated me. 21 And you mounted against me mercilessly; [3hand 2with a strong 1you whipped me]. 22 And you arranged against me with griefs; and you threw me away from deliverance. 23 For I know that death will obliterate me; for the house of every mortal is ground. 24 For ought that I should be able [2myself 1to lay hands upon], or indeed beseech another and he should do this to me. 25 And I [2over 3every 4disabled man 1wept]; and I moaned beholding man in necessities. 26 I waited for good things, and behold [3met 4with me 5instead 2days 1bad]. 27 My belly erupted, and would not keep silent; [3anticipated 4me 1days 2of poorness]. 28 [2moaning 1I went] without a rein; and I have stood in the assembly crying out. 29 [2a brother 1I have become] of sirens, and companion of ostriches. 30 My skin is darkened greatly, and my bones from sweltering heat. 31 [4turned 1And 5into 6mourning 2my 3harp], and my psalm into weeping for me.
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