3 These wten times you have cast reproach upon me;
5 If indeed you xmagnify yourselves against me
6 know then that God has yput me in the wrong
7 Behold, I zcry out, ‘Violence!’ but I am not answered;
8 He has awalled up my way, so that I cannot pass,
9 He has bstripped from me my glory
and taken the ccrown from my head.
10 He breaks me down on every side, and I dam gone,
and ecounts me as his adversary.
12 His ftroops come on together;
13 “He has put my hbrothers far from me,
and ithose who knew me are wholly estranged from me.
14 My relatives jhave failed me,
my close kfriends have forgotten me.
15 The guests lin my house and my maidservants count me as a stranger;
17 My breath is strange to my mwife,
and I am a stench to the children of nmy own mother.
18 Even young ochildren despise me;
19 All my pintimate friends abhor me,
20 My qbones stick to my skin and to my flesh,
for the hand of God has rtouched me!
22 Why do you, like God, spursue me?
Oh that they were tinscribed in a book!
24 Oh that with an iron upen and lead
and my eyes shall behold, and not zanother.
My heart afaints within me!
28 If you say, ‘How we will spursue him!’
and, ‘The root of the matter is found in him,’4
that you may know there is ba judgment.”