Job Chapter Six
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Job Chapter Six

   
1:But Job answered and said,
 
2: Oh that my grief were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!
 

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3: For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up.
 
4: For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.
 
5: Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or loweth the ox over his fodder?
 
6: Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?
 
7: The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat.
 
8: Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me the thing that I long for!
 
9: Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!
 
10: Then should I yet have comfort; yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.
 
11: What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should prolong my life?
 
12: Is my strength the strength of stones? or is my flesh of brass?
 
13: Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?
 
14: To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.
 
15: My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away;
 
16: Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid:
 
17: What time they wax warm, they vanish: when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.
 
18: The paths of their way are turned aside; they go to nothing, and perish.
 
19: The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them.
 
20: They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed.
 
21: For now ye are nothing; ye see my casting down, and are afraid.
 
22: Did I say, Bring unto me? or, Give a reward for me of your substance?
 
23: Or, Deliver me from the enemy's hand? or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty?
 
24: Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
 
25: How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove?
 
26: Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?
 
27: Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your friend.
 
28: Now therefore be content, look upon me; for it is evident unto you if I lie.
 
29: Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yea, return again, my righteousness is in it.
 
30: Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?