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Job 6 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:1 - Then Job replied:

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:2 - “If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on the scales!

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:3 - It would surely outweigh the sand of the seas— no wonder my words have been impetuous.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:4 - The arrows of the Almighty are in me, my spirit drinks in their poison; God’s terrors are marshaled against me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:5 - Does a wild donkey bray when it has grass, or an ox bellow when it has fodder?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:6 - Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there flavor in the sap of the mallow[fn]?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:7 - I refuse to touch it; such food makes me ill.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:8 - “Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant what I hope for,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:9 - that God would be willing to crush me, to let loose his hand and cut off my life!

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:10 - Then I would still have this consolation— my joy in unrelenting pain— that I had not denied the words of the Holy One.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:11 - “What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:12 - Do I have the strength of stone? Is my flesh bronze?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:13 - Do I have any power to help myself, now that success has been driven from me?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:14 - “Anyone who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:15 - But my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams, as the streams that overflow

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:16 - when darkened by thawing ice and swollen with melting snow,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:17 - but that stop flowing in the dry season, and in the heat vanish from their channels.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:18 - Caravans turn aside from their routes; they go off into the wasteland and perish.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:19 - The caravans of Tema look for water, the traveling merchants of Sheba look in hope.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:20 - They are distressed, because they had been confident; they arrive there, only to be disappointed.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:21 - Now you too have proved to be of no help; you see something dreadful and are afraid.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:22 - Have I ever said, ‘Give something on my behalf, pay a ransom for me from your wealth,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:23 - deliver me from the hand of the enemy, rescue me from the clutches of the ruthless’?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:24 - “Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:25 - How painful are honest words! But what do your arguments prove?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:26 - Do you mean to correct what I say, and treat my desperate words as wind?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:27 - You would even cast lots for the fatherless and barter away your friend.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:28 - “But now be so kind as to look at me. Would I lie to your face?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:29 - Relent, do not be unjust; reconsider, for my integrity is at stake.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:30 - Is there any wickedness on my lips? Can my mouth not discern malice?
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The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
Or my righteousness still stands

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