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Job Chapter 6 (Index)

001  But Job answered and said,

002  Oh that my grief were thoroughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!

003  For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up.

004  For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.

005  Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or loweth the ox over his fodder?

006  Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

007  The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat.

008  Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me the thing that I long for!

009  Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!

010  Then should I yet have comfort; yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.

011  What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should prolong my life?

012  Is my strength the strength of stones? or is my flesh of brass?

013  Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?

014  To him that is afflicted pity should be showed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.

015  My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away;

016  Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid:

017  What time they wax warm, they vanish: when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.

018  The paths of their way are turned aside; they go to nothing, and perish.

019  The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them.

020  They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed.

021  For now ye are nothing; ye see my casting down, and are afraid.

022  Did I say, Bring unto me? or, Give a reward for me of your substance?

023  Or, Deliver me from the enemy's hand? or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty?

024  Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

025  How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove?

026  Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?

027  Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your friend.

028  Now therefore be content, look upon me; for it is evident unto you if I lie.

029  Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yea, return again, my righteousness is in it.

030  Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?