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Job 19:13-20 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

13 He has removed my brothers from me;
my acquaintances have abandoned me.
14 My relatives stop coming by,
and my close friends have forgotten me.
15 My house guests[a] and female servants regard me as a stranger;
I am a foreigner in their sight.
16 I call for my servant, but he does not answer,
even if I beg him with my own mouth.
17 My breath is offensive to my wife,
and my own family[b] finds me repulsive.
18 Even young boys scorn me.
When I stand up, they mock me.
19 All of my best friends[c] despise me,
and those I love have turned against me.
20 My skin and my flesh cling to my bones;
I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.


  1. Job 19:15 Or The resident aliens in my household
  2. Job 19:17 Lit and the sons of my belly
  3. Job 19:19 Lit of the men of my council

Psalm 31:11 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

11 I am ridiculed by all my adversaries
and even by my neighbors.
I am dreaded by my acquaintances;
those who see me in the street run from me.

Psalm 88:18 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

18 You have distanced loved one and neighbor from me;
darkness is my only friend.[a]


  1. Psalm 88:18 Or from me, my friends. Oh darkness!

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