11 “What strength do I have, that I should still hope?
    What prospects, that I should be patient?(A)

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26 Do you mean to correct what I say,
    and treat my desperate words as wind?(A)

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11 “Therefore I will not keep silent;(A)
    I will speak out in the anguish(B) of my spirit,
    I will complain(C) in the bitterness of my soul.(D)

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“Yet if I speak, my pain is not relieved;
    and if I refrain, it does not go away.(A)

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

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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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