Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search NET
Your Bible Version is the NET
Go to Top
Link to This Page Cite This Page
Share this page Follow the BLB
Printable Page
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1
The Blue Letter Bible

Job 6 :: New English Translation (NET)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Listen to the Bible
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:1 - Then Job responded:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:2 - "Oh, if only my grief could be weighed, and my misfortune laid on the scales too!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:3 - But because it is heavier than the sand of the sea, that is why my words have been wild.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:4 - For the arrows of the Almighty are within me; my spirit drinks their poison; God's sudden terrors are arrayed against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:5 - "Does the wild donkey bray when it is near grass? Or does the ox low near its fodder?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:6 - Can food that is tasteless be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:7 - I have refused to touch such things; they are like loathsome food to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:8 - "Oh that my request would be realized, and that God would grant me what I long for!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:9 - And that God would be willing to crush me, that he would let loose his hand and kill me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:10 - Then I would yet have my comfort, then I would rejoice, in spite of pitiless pain, for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:11 - What is my strength, that I should wait? and what is my end, that I should prolong my life?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:12 - Is my strength like that of stones? or is my flesh made of bronze?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:13 - Is not my power to help myself nothing, and has not every resource been driven from me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:14 - "To the one in despair, kindness should come from his friend even if he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:15 - My brothers have been as treacherous as a seasonal stream, and as the riverbeds of the intermittent streams that flow away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:16 - They are dark because of ice; snow is piled up over them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:17 - When they are scorched, they dry up, when it is hot, they vanish from their place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:18 - Caravans turn aside from their routes; they go into the wasteland and perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:19 - The caravans of Tema looked intently for these streams; the traveling merchants of Sheba hoped for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:20 - They were distressed, because each one had been so confident; they arrived there, but were disappointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:21 - For now you have become like these streams that are no help; you see a terror, and are afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:22 - "Have I ever said, 'Give me something, and from your fortune make gifts in my favor'?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:23 - Or 'Deliver me from the enemy's power, and from the hand of tyrants ransom me'?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:24 - "Teach me and I, for my part, will be silent; explain to me how I have been mistaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:25 - How painful are honest words! But what does your reproof prove?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:26 - Do you intend to criticize mere words, and treat the words of a despairing man as wind?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:27 - Yes, you would gamble for the fatherless, and auction off your friend.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:28 - "Now then, be good enough to look at me; and I will not lie to your face!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:29 - Relent, let there be no falsehood; reconsider, for my righteousness is intact!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:30 - Is there any falsehood on my lips? Can my mouth not discern evil things?

The NET Bible®, New English Translation Copyright © 1996 By Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NET Bible® is a registered trademark The NET Bible® Logo, Service Mark Copyright © 1997 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. All rights reserved.

Full copyright information is provided here. Visit the NET Bible website.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

New American Standard Bible
Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
All rights reserved.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search NET

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
Search NET

Let's Connect
Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Donate Contact

Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization