| Quote #4
'Have pity on me, have pity on me, O you my friends,
Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me.
We'd be angry, too, if our friends ditched us after all this misery.
Also, did you notice that "God's touch" here is a bad thing? Is that always the case?
| Quote #5
How then will you comfort me with empty nothings?
How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood? (KJV 21:34)
This isn't just three friends shooting the breeze; it's a philosophical debate with cosmic implications. And you know what that means: it's about to descend into bitter accusations and more deep thoughts.
| Quote #6
'Because God has loosed my bowstring and humbled me,
Because he hath loosed my cord, and afflicted me, they have also let loose the bridle before me.
For Job, reputation is just as important as pain. Job's predicament and attitude toward it seem to have robbed him of that luxury.