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Job 6 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Job Answers Eliphaz

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Then Job answered and said,

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“Oh that my vexation were actually weighed

And laid in the balances together with my destruction!

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“For then 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,

[fn]Their poison my spirit drinks;

The horrors of God are arranged against me.

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“Does the wild donkey bray over his grass,

Or does the ox low over his fodder?

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“Can something tasteless be eaten without salt,

Or is there any taste in the slime of a [fn]yolk?

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“My soul refuses to touch them;

They are like loathsome food to me.

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“Oh that my request might come to pass,

And that God would grant my hope!

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“Would that God were willing to crush me,

That He would release His hand and cut me off!

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“But it is still my comfort,

And I rejoice in unsparing pain,

That I have not at all hidden away the words of the Holy One.

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“What is my strength, that I should wait?

And what is my end, that I should [fn]endure?

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“Is my strength the strength of stones,

Or is my flesh bronze?

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“Is it that there is no help within me,

And that the [fn]success of sound wisdom is driven from me?

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“For the despairing man lovingkindness should be from his friend;

But he forsakes the [fn]fear of the Almighty.

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“My brothers have betrayed me like a [fn]wadi,

Like the torrents of [fn]wadis which pass away,

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Which grow dark because of ice

And upon which the snow hides itself.

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“When they become waterless, they [fn]are silent;

When it is hot, they vanish from their place.

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“The [fn]paths of their course wind along;

They go up into a formless place and perish.

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“The caravans of Tema looked;

The travelers of Sheba hoped for them.

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“They were ashamed for they had trusted;

They came there and were humiliated.

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“Indeed, you have now become such;

You see a terror and are afraid.

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“Have I said, ‘Give me something,’

Or, ‘Offer a bribe for me from your wealth,’

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Or, ‘Give me escape from the hand of the adversary,’

Or, ‘Redeem me from the hand of the ruthless men’?

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“Instruct me, and I will be silent;

And cause me to understand how I have erred.

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“How painful are upright words!

But what does your reproof prove?

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“Do you think to reprove my words,

Or think of the words of one in despair as wind?

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“You would even cast lots for the orphans

And bargain over your friend.

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“So now be willing to face me,

And see if I lie to your face.

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“Now turn from this, let there be no unrighteousness;

Even turn from this, my righteousness is yet in it.

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“Is there unrighteousness on my tongue?

Cannot my palate discern [fn]destruction?

LSB Footnotes
Lit Whose
Heb hallamuth, meaning uncertain; possibly the juice of a plant
Lit prolong my soul
Ancient versions deliverance
Or reverence
Or brook
Or brooks
Or cease
Or caravans turn from their course
Or words
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