Job 6 (asv)

Job 6 (asv)

6:1Then Job answered and said,

6:2Oh that my vexation were but weighed,

And all my calamity laid in the balances!

6:3For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas:

Therefore have my words been rash.

6:4For the arrows of the Almighty are within me,

The poison whereof my spirit drinketh up:

The terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.

6:5Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass?

Or loweth the ox over his fodder?

6:6Can that which hath no savor be eaten without salt?

Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

6:7My soul refuseth to touch them;

They are as loathsome food to me. \\ \\

6:8Oh that I might have my request;

And that God would grant me the thing that I long for!

6:9Even that it would please God to crush me;

That he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!

6:10And be it still my consolation,

Yea, let me exult in pain that spareth not,

That I have not denied the words of the Holy One.

6:11What is my strength, that I should wait?

And what is mine end, that I should be patient?

6:12Is my strength the strength of stones?

Or is my flesh of brass?

6:13Is it not that I have no help in me,

And that wisdom is driven quite from me?

6:14To him that is ready to faint kindness should be showed from his friend;

Even to him that forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.

6:15My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook,

As the channel of brooks that pass away;

6:16Which are black by reason of the ice,

And wherein the snow hideth itself:

6:17What time they wax warm, they vanish;

When it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.

6:18The caravans that travel by the way of them turn aside;

They go up into the waste, and perish.

6:19The caravans of Tema looked,

The companies of Sheba waited for them.

6:20They were put to shame because they had hoped;

They came thither, and were confounded.

6:21For now ye are nothing;

Ye see a terror, and are afraid.

6:22Did I say, Give unto me?

Or, Offer a present for me of your substance?

6:23Or, Deliver me from the adversary's hand?

Or, Redeem me from the hand of the oppressors?

6:24Teach me, and I will hold my peace;

And cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

6:25How forcible are words of uprightness!

But your reproof, what doth it reprove?

6:26Do ye think to reprove words,

Seeing that the speeches of one that is desperate are as wind?

6:27Yea, ye would cast lots upon the fatherless,

And make merchandise of your friend.

6:28Now therefore be pleased to look upon me;

For surely I shall not lie to your face.

6:29Return, I pray you, let there be no injustice;

Yea, return again, my cause is righteous.

6:30Is there injustice on my tongue?

Cannot my taste discern mischievous things?


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