Job 6:11-21 NIV

11 "What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient?1

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12 Do I have the strength of stone? Is my flesh bronze?2

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13 Do I have any power to help myself,3 now that success has been driven from me?

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14 "A despairing man4 should have the devotion5 of his friends,6 even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.7

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15 But my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams,8 as the streams that overflow

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16 when darkened by thawing ice and swollen with melting snow,9

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17 but that cease to flow in the dry season, and in the heat10 vanish from their channels.

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18 Caravans turn aside from their routes; they go up into the wasteland and perish.
19 The caravans of Tema11 look for water, the traveling merchants of Sheba12 look in hope.

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20 They are distressed, because they had been confident; they arrive there, only to be disappointed.13

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21 Now you too have proved to be of no help; you see something dreadful and are afraid.14

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