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Job 6 (WEBP)

[1] Then Job answered,
[2] “Oh that my anguish were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!
[3] For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas, therefore my words have been rash.
[4] For the arrows of the Almighty are within me. My spirit drinks up their poison. The terrors of God set themselves in array against me.
[5] Does the wild donkey bray when he has grass? Or does the ox low over his fodder?
[6] Can that which has no flavor be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?
[7] My soul refuses to touch them. They are as loathsome food to me.
[8] “Oh that I might have my request, that God would grant the thing that I long for,
[9] even that it would please God to crush me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!
[10] Let it still be my consolation, yes, let me exult in pain that doesn’t spare, that I have not denied the words of the Holy One.
[11] What is my strength, that I should wait? What is my end, that I should be patient?
[12] Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh of bronze?
[13] Isn’t it that I have no help in me, that wisdom is driven away from me?
[14] “To him who is ready to faint, kindness should be shown from his friend; even to him who forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
[15] My brothers have dealt deceitfully as a brook, as the channel of brooks that pass away;
[16] which are black by reason of the ice, in which the snow hides itself.
[17] In the dry season, they vanish. When it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.
[18] The caravans that travel beside them turn away. They go up into the waste, and perish.
[19] The caravans of Tema looked. The companies of Sheba waited for them.
[20] They were distressed because they were confident. They came there, and were confounded.
[21] For now you are nothing. You see a terror, and are afraid.
[22] Did I ever say, ‘Give to me’? or, ‘Offer a present for me from your substance’?
[23] or, ‘Deliver me from the adversary’s hand’? or, ‘Redeem me from the hand of the oppressors’?
[24] “Teach me, and I will hold my peace. Cause me to understand my error.
[25] How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what does it reprove?
[26] Do you intend to reprove words, since the speeches of one who is desperate are as wind?
[27] Yes, you would even cast lots for the fatherless, and make merchandise of your friend.
[28] Now therefore be pleased to look at me, for surely I will not lie to your face.
[29] Please return. Let there be no injustice. Yes, return again. My cause is righteous.
[30] Is there injustice on my tongue? Can’t my taste discern mischievous things?

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Job 6 (KJVS)

[1] But Job H347 answered H6030 (8799) and said H559 (8799),
[2] Oh that H3863 my grief H3708 were throughly H8254 (8800) weighed H8254 (8735), and my calamity H1942 (8675) H1962 laid H5375 (8799) in the balances H3976 together H3162!
[3] For now it would be heavier H3513 (8799) than the sand H2344 of the sea H3220: therefore my words H1697 are swallowed up H3886 (8804).
[4] For the arrows H2671 of the Almighty H7706 [are] within H5978 me, the poison H2534 whereof drinketh up H8354 (8802) my spirit H7307: the terrors H1161 of God H433 do set themselves in array H6186 (8799) against me.
[5] Doth the wild ass H6501 bray H5101 (8799) when he hath grass H1877? or loweth H1600 (8799) the ox H7794 over his fodder H1098?
[6] Can that which is unsavoury H8602 be eaten H398 (8735) without salt H4417? or is there H3426 [any] taste H2940 in the white H7388 of an egg H2495?
[7] The things [that] my soul H5315 refused H3985 (8765) to touch H5060 (8800) [are] as my sorrowful H1741 meat H3899.
[8] Oh that I might have H935 (8799) my request H7596; and that God H433 would grant H5414 (8799) [me] the thing that I long for H8615!
[9] Even that it would please H2974 (8686) God H433 to destroy H1792 (8762) me; that he would let loose H5425 (8686) his hand H3027, and cut me off H1214 (8762)!
[10] Then should I yet have comfort H5165; yea, I would harden H5539 (8762) myself in sorrow H2427: let him not spare H2550 (8799); for I have not concealed H3582 (8765) the words H561 of the Holy One H6918.
[11] What [is] my strength H3581, that I should hope H3176 (8762)? and what [is] mine end H7093, that I should prolong H748 (8686) my life H5315?
[12] [Is] my strength H3581 the strength H3581 of stones H68? or [is] my flesh H1320 of brass H5153?
[13] [Is] not my help H5833 in me? and is wisdom H8454 driven quite H5080 (8738) from me?
[14] To him that is afflicted H4523 pity H2617 [should be shewed] from his friend H7453; but he forsaketh H5800 (8799) the fear H3374 of the Almighty H7706.
[15] My brethren H251 have dealt deceitfully H898 (8804) as a brook H5158, [and] as the stream H650 of brooks H5158 they pass away H5674 (8799);
[16] Which are blackish H6937 (8802) by reason of the ice H7140, [and] wherein the snow H7950 is hid H5956 (8691):
[17] What time H6256 they wax warm H2215 (8792), they vanish H6789 (8738): when it is hot H2527, they are consumed out H1846 (8738) of their place H4725.
[18] The paths H734 of their way H1870 are turned aside H3943 (8735); they go H5927 (8799) to nothing H8414, and perish H6 (8799).
[19] The troops H734 of Tema H8485 looked H5027 (8689), the companies H1979 of Sheba H7614 waited H6960 (8765) for them.
[20] They were confounded H954 (8804) because they had hoped H982 (8804); they came H935 (8804) thither, and were ashamed H2659 (8799).
[21] For now ye are nothing; ye see H7200 (8799) [my] casting down H2866, and are afraid H3372 (8799).
[22] Did I say H559 (8804), Bring H3051 (8798) unto me? or, Give a reward H7809 (8798) for me of your substance H3581?
[23] Or, Deliver H4422 (8761) me from the enemy’s H6862 hand H3027? or, Redeem H6299 (8799) me from the hand H3027 of the mighty H6184?
[24] Teach H3384 (8685) me, and I will hold my tongue H2790 (8686): and cause me to understand H995 (8685) wherein I have erred H7686 (8804).
[25] How forcible H4834 (8738) are right H3476 words H561! but what doth your arguing H3198 (8687) reprove H3198 (8686)?
[26] Do ye imagine H2803 (8799) to reprove H3198 (8687) words H4405, and the speeches H561 of one that is desperate H2976 (8737), [which are] as wind H7307?
[27] Yea, ye overwhelm H5307 (8686) the fatherless H3490, and ye dig H3738 (8799) [a pit] for your friend H7453.
[28] Now therefore be content H2974 (8685), look H6437 (8798) upon me; for [it is] evident H6440 unto you if I lie H3576 (8762).
[29] Return H7725 (8798), I pray you, let it not be iniquity H5766; yea, return again H7725 (8798), my righteousness H6664 [is] in it.
[30] Is there H3426 iniquity H5766 in my tongue H3956? cannot my taste H2441 discern H995 (8799) perverse things H1942?

Young’s Literal Translation

Job 6 (YLT)

[1] And Job answereth and saith:-
[2] O that my provocation were thoroughly weighed, And my calamity in balances They would lift up together!
[3] For now, than the sands of the sea it is heavier, Therefore my words have been rash.
[4] For arrows of the Mighty are with me, Whose poison is drinking up my spirit. Terrors of God array themselves for me!
[5] Brayeth a wild ass over tender grass? Loweth an ox over his provender?