Chapter 6

JOB.6:1 Then Job answered and said:
JOB.6:2 “Oh, that my grief were fully weighed, And my calamity laid with it on the scales!
JOB.6:3 For then it would be heavier than the sand of the sea-Therefore my words have been rash.
JOB.6:4 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me; My spirit drinks in their poison; The terrors of God are arrayed against me.
JOB.6:5 Does the wild donkey bray when it has grass, Or does the ox low over its fodder?
JOB.6:6 Can flavorless food be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?
JOB.6:7 My soul refuses to touch them; They are as loathsome food to me.
JOB.6:8 “Oh, that I might have my request, That God would grant me the thing that I long for!
JOB.6:9 That it would please God to crush me, That He would loose His hand and cut me off!
JOB.6:10 Then I would still have comfort; Though in anguish, I would exult, He will not spare; For I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.
JOB.6:11 “What strength do I have, that I should hope? And what is my end, that I should prolong my life?
JOB.6:12 Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh bronze?
JOB.6:13 Is my help not within me? And is success driven from me?
JOB.6:14 “To him who is afflicted, kindness should be shown by his friend, Even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
JOB.6:15 My brothers have dealt deceitfully like a brook, Like the streams of the brooks that pass away,
JOB.6:16 Which are dark because of the ice, And into which the snow vanishes.
JOB.6:17 When it is warm, they cease to flow; When it is hot, they vanish from their place.
JOB.6:18 The paths of their way turn aside, They go nowhere and perish.
JOB.6:19 The caravans of Tema look, The travelers of Sheba hope for them.
JOB.6:20 They are disappointed because they were confident; They come there and are confused.
JOB.6:21 For now you are nothing, You see terror and are afraid.
JOB.6:22 Did I ever say, ‘Bring something to me’? Or, ‘Offer a bribe for me from your wealth’?
JOB.6:23 Or, ‘Deliver me from the enemy’s hand’? Or, ‘Redeem me from the hand of oppressors’?
JOB.6:24 “Teach me, and I will hold my tongue; Cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
JOB.6:25 How forceful are right words! But what does your arguing prove?
JOB.6:26 Do you intend to rebuke my words, And the speeches of a desperate one, which are as wind?
JOB.6:27 Yes, you overwhelm the fatherless, And you undermine your friend.
JOB.6:28 Now therefore, be pleased to look at me; For I would never lie to your face.
JOB.6:29 Yield now, let there be no injustice! Yes, concede, my righteousness still stands!
JOB.6:30 Is there injustice on my tongue? Cannot my taste discern the unsavory?

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