Job 6:2-12 (New International Version)

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2 "If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on the scales!1 3 It would surely outweigh the sand2 of the seas-- no wonder my words have been impetuous.3 4 The arrows4 of the Almighty5 are in me,6 my spirit drinks7 in their poison;8 God's terrors9 are marshaled against me.10 5 Does a wild donkey11 bray12 when it has grass, or an ox bellow when it has fodder?13 6 Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there flavor in the white of an egga ?14 7 I refuse to touch it; such food makes me ill.15 8 "Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant what I hope for,16 9 that God would be willing to crush17 me, to let loose his hand and cut me off !18 10 Then I would still have this consolation19-- my joy in unrelenting pain20-- that I had not denied the words21 of the Holy One.22 11 "What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient?23 12 Do I have the strength of stone? Is my flesh bronze?24
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