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Job 6

Job 6:1
And Job made answer and said,

Job 6:2  
If only my passion might be measured, and put into the scales against my trouble!

Job 6:3  
For then its weight would be more than the sand of the seas: because of this my words have been uncontrolled.

Job 6:4  
For the arrows of the Ruler of all are present with me, and their poison goes deep into my spirit: his army of fears is put in order against me.

Job 6:5  
Does the ass of the fields give out his voice when he has grass? or does the ox make sounds over his food?

Job 6:6
Will a man take food which has no taste without salt? or is there any taste in the soft substance of purslain?

Job 6:7
My soul has no desire for such things, they are as disease in my food.

Job 6:8  
If only I might have an answer to my prayer, and God would give me my desire!

Job 6:9  
If only he would be pleased to put an end to me; and would let loose his hand, so that I might be cut off!

Job 6:10  
So I would still have comfort, and I would have joy in the pains of death, for I have not been false to the words of the Holy One.

Job 6:11  
Have I strength to go on waiting, or have I any end to be looking forward to?

Job 6:12
Is my strength the strength of stones, or is my flesh brass?

Job 6:13
I have no help in myself, and wisdom is completely gone from me.

Job 6:14  
He whose heart is shut against his friend has given up the fear of the Ruler of all.

Job 6:15  
My friends have been false like a stream, like streams in the valleys which come to an end:

Job 6:16  
Which are dark because of the ice, and the snow falling into them;

Job 6:17  
Under the burning sun they are cut off, and come to nothing because of the heat.

Job 6:18  
The camel-trains go out of their way; they go up into the waste and come to destruction.

Job 6:19  
The camel-trains of Tema were searching with care, the bands of Sheba were waiting for them:

Job 6:20  
They were put to shame because of their hope; they came and their hope was gone.

Job 6:21  
So have you now become to me; you see my sad condition and are in fear.

Job 6:22  
Did I say, Give me something? or, Make a payment for me out of your wealth?

Job 6:23  
Or, Get me out of the power of my hater? or, Give money so that I may be free from the power of the cruel ones?

Job 6:24
Give me teaching and I will be quiet; and make me see my error.

Job 6:25  
How pleasing are upright words! but what force is there in your arguments?

Job 6:26  
My words may seem wrong to you, but the words of him who has no hope are for the wind.

Job 6:27  
Truly, you are such as would give up the child of a dead man to his creditors, and would make a profit out of your friend.

Job 6:28
Now then, let your eyes be turned to me, for truly I will not say what is false to your face.

Job 6:29  
Let your minds be changed, and do not have an evil opinion of me; yes, be changed, for my righteousness is still in me.

Job 6:30  
Is there evil in my tongue? is not the cause of my trouble clear to me?


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