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Job 6 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:1 - Then Job answered:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:2 - "O that my vexation were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:3 - For then it would be heavier than the sand of the sea; therefore my words have been rash.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:4 - For the arrows of the Almighty are in me; my spirit drinks their poison; the terrors of God are arrayed against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:5 - Does the wild ass bray when he has grass, or the ox low over his fodder?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:6 - Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt, or is there any taste in the slime of the purslane?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:7 - My appetite refuses to touch them; they are as food that is loathsome to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:8 - "O that I might have my request, and that God would grant my desire;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:9 - that it would please God to crush me, that he would let loose his hand and cut me off!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:10 - This would be my consolation; I would even exult in pain unsparing; for I have not denied 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 be patient?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:12 - Is my strength the strength of stones, or is my flesh bronze?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:13 - In truth I have no help in me, and any resource is driven from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:14 - "He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:15 - My brethren are treacherous as a torrent-bed, as freshets that pass away,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:16 - which are dark with ice, and where the snow hides itself.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:17 - In time of heat they disappear; when it is hot, they vanish from their place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:18 - The caravans turn aside from their course; they go up into the waste, and perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:19 - The caravans of Tema look, the travelers of Sheba hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:20 - They are disappointed because they were confident; they come thither and are confounded.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:21 - Such you have now become to me; you see my calamity, and are afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:22 - Have I said, 'Make me a gift'? Or, 'From your wealth offer a bribe for me'?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:23 - Or, 'Deliver me from the adversary's hand'? Or, 'Ransom me from the hand of oppressors'?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:24 - "Teach me, and I will be silent; make me understand how I have erred.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:25 - How forceful are honest words! But what does reproof from you reprove?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:26 - Do you think that you can reprove words, when the speech of a despairing man is wind?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:27 - You would even cast lots over the fatherless, and bargain over your friend.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:28 - "But now, be pleased to look at me; for I will not lie to your face.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:29 - Turn, I pray, let no wrong be done. Turn now, my vindication is at stake.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:30 - Is there any wrong on my tongue? Cannot my taste discern calamity?

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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