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24 I wish they were carved with an iron pen ·into [L and] lead,
    or carved into stone ·forever [or as a witness; C Job wants the following statement to last].
25 I know that my ·Defender [Redeemer; or defender; redeemer; C likely referring to God himself] lives,
    and ·in the end [or at last] he will ·stand upon [rise up on] the earth [L dust].
26 Even after my skin has been ·destroyed [or peeled off],
    ·in [from; or without] my flesh I will see God.

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24 that they were inscribed with an iron tool(A) on[a] lead,
    or engraved in rock forever!(B)
25 I know that my redeemer[b](C) lives,(D)
    and that in the end he will stand on the earth.[c]
26 And after my skin has been destroyed,
    yet[d] in[e] my flesh I will see God;(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Job 19:24 Or and
  2. Job 19:25 Or vindicator
  3. Job 19:25 Or on my grave
  4. Job 19:26 Or And after I awake, / though this body has been destroyed, / then
  5. Job 19:26 Or destroyed, / apart from

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