Even now, in fact, my witness is in heaven,
and he that vouches for me is on high.
My friends scorn me;
my eye pours out tears to God,
that he would maintain the right of a mortal with God,
as one does for a neighbor.
For when a few years have come,
I shall go the way from which I shall not return.
Job 16:19-22 (NRSV)