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Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO JOB 6\\

This and the following chapter contain Job's answer to the speech of
Eliphaz in the two foregoing; he first excuses his impatience by the
greatness of his afflictions, which, if weighed by good and impartial
hands, would be found to be heavier than the sand of the sea, and which
words were wanting to express, \\#Job 6:1-3\\; and the reason why they were
so heavy is given, they being the arrows and terrors of the Almighty,
\\#Job 6:4\\; and by various similes he shows that his moans and complaints
under them need not seem strange and unreasonable, \\#Job 6:5-7\\; and what
had been said not being convincing to him, he continues in the same
sentiment and disposition of mind, and wishes to be removed by death
out of his miserable condition, and gives his reasons for it,
\\#Job 6:8-13\\; and though his case was such as required pity from his
friends, yet this he had not from them, but represents them as
deceitful, and as having sadly disappointed him, and therefore he
neither hoped nor asked for anything of them, \\#Job 6:14-23\\; and
observes that their words and arguments were of no force and weight
with him, but harmful and pernicious, \\#Job 6:24-27\\; and in his turn
gives them some exhortations and instructions, and signifies that he
was as capable of discerning between right and wrong as they, with
which this chapter is concluded, \\#Job 6:28-30\\.