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Then Job answered,
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“Oh that my anguish were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!
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For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas, therefore my words have been rash.
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For the arrows of the Almighty are within me. My spirit drinks up their poison. The terrors of God set themselves in array against me.
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Does the wild donkey bray when he has grass? Or does the ox low over his fodder?
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Can that which has no flavor be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?
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My soul refuses to touch them. They are as loathsome food to me.
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“Oh that I might have my request, that God would grant the thing that I long for,
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even that it would please God to crush me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!
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Let it still be my consolation, yes, let me exult in pain that doesn’t spare, that I have not denied the words of the Holy One.
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What is my strength, that I should wait? What is my end, that I should be patient?
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Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh of bronze?
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Isn’t it that I have no help in me, that wisdom is driven away from me?
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“To him who is ready to faint, kindness should be shown from his friend; even to him who forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
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My brothers have dealt deceitfully as a brook, as the channel of brooks that pass away;
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which are black by reason of the ice, in which the snow hides itself.
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In the dry season, they vanish. When it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.
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The caravans that travel beside them turn away. They go up into the waste, and perish.
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The caravans of Tema looked. The companies of Sheba waited for them.
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They were distressed because they were confident. They came there, and were confounded.
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For now you are nothing. You see a terror, and are afraid.
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Did I ever say, ‘Give to me?’ or, ‘Offer a present for me from your substance?’
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or, ‘Deliver me from the adversary’s hand?’ or, ‘Redeem me from the hand of the oppressors?’
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“Teach me, and I will hold my peace. Cause me to understand my error.
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How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what does it reprove?
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Do you intend to reprove words, since the speeches of one who is desperate are as wind?
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Yes, you would even cast lots for the fatherless, and make merchandise of your friend.
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Now therefore be pleased to look at me, for surely I will not lie to your face.
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Please return. Let there be no injustice. Yes, return again. My cause is righteous.
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Is there injustice on my tongue? Can’t my taste discern mischievous things?