The Holy Bible - The Book of Job, Chapter 19 (Latin)
1Then Job answered and said,
2How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?
3These ten times have ye reproached me: ye are not ashamed that ye make yourselves strange to me.
4And be it indeed that I have erred, mine error remaineth with myself.
5If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, and plead against me my reproach:
6Know now that God hath overthrown me, and hath compassed me with his net.
7Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.
8He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths.
9He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head.
10He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and mine hope hath he removed like a tree.
11He hath also kindled his wrath against me, and he counteth me unto him as one of his enemies.
12His troops come together, and raise up their way against me, and encamp round about my tabernacle.
13He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are verily estranged from me.
14My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.
15They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a stranger: I am an alien in their sight.
16I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I intreated him with my mouth.
17My breath is strange to my wife, though I intreated for the children's sake of mine own body.
18Yea, young children despised me; I arose, and they spake against me.
19All my inward friends abhorred me: and they whom I loved are turned against me.
20My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.
21Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me.
22Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?
23Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!
24That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!
25For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
26And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:
27Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.
28But ye should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me?
29Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment.
1respondens autem Iob dixit
2usquequo adfligitis animam meam et adteritis me sermonibus
3en decies confunditis me et non erubescitis opprimentes me
4nempe et si ignoravi mecum erit ignorantia mea
5at vos contra me erigimini et arguitis me obprobriis meis
6saltim nunc intellegite quia Deus non aequo iudicio adflixerit me et flagellis suis me cinxerit
7ecce clamabo vim patiens et nemo audiet vociferabor et non est qui iudicet
8semitam meam circumsepsit et transire non possum et in calle meo tenebras posuit
9spoliavit me gloria mea et abstulit coronam de capite meo
10destruxit me undique et pereo et quasi evulsae arbori abstulit spem meam
11iratus est contra me furor eius et sic me habuit quasi hostem suum
12simul venerunt latrones eius et fecerunt sibi viam per me et obsederunt in gyro tabernaculum meum
13fratres meos longe fecit a me et noti mei quasi alieni recesserunt a me
14dereliquerunt me propinqui mei et qui me noverant obliti sunt mei
15inquilini domus meae et ancillae meae sicut alienum habuerunt me et quasi peregrinus fui in oculis eorum
16servum meum vocavi et non respondit ore proprio deprecabar illum
17halitum meum exhorruit uxor mea et orabam filios uteri mei
18stulti quoque despiciebant me et cum ab eis recessissem detrahebant mihi
19abominati sunt me quondam consiliarii mei et quem maxime diligebam aversatus est me
20pelli meae consumptis carnibus adhesit os meum et derelicta sunt tantummodo labia circa dentes meos
21miseremini mei miseremini mei saltim vos amici mei quia manus Domini tetigit me
22quare persequimini me sicut Deus et carnibus meis saturamini
23quis mihi tribuat ut scribantur sermones mei quis mihi det ut exarentur in libro
24stilo ferreo et plumbi lammina vel certe sculpantur in silice
25scio enim quod redemptor meus vivat et in novissimo de terra surrecturus sim
26et rursum circumdabor pelle mea et in carne mea videbo Deum
27quem visurus sum ego ipse et oculi mei conspecturi sunt et non alius reposita est haec spes mea in sinu meo
28quare ergo nunc dicitis persequamur eum et radicem verbi inveniamus contra eum
29fugite ergo a facie gladii quoniam ultor iniquitatum gladius est et scitote esse iudicium