13 When I think my bed will comfort me
    and my couch will ease my complaint,(A)

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13 When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaints;

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27 If I say, ‘I will forget my complaint,(A)
    I will change my expression, and smile,’

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27 If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself:

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“Is my complaint(A) directed to a human being?
    Why should I not be impatient?(B)

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As for me, is my complaint to man? and if it were so, why should not my spirit be troubled?

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“Even today my complaint(A) is bitter;(B)
    his hand[a] is heavy in spite of[b] my groaning.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Job 23:2 Septuagint and Syriac; Hebrew / the hand on me
  2. Job 23:2 Or heavy on me in
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Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.

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