Job 6:14-30 NIV

14 “Anyone who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

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

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

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17 but that stop flowing in the dry season, and in the heat vanish from their channels.

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

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

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

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22 Have I ever said, ‘Give something on my behalf, pay a ransom for me from your wealth,

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23 deliver me from the hand of the enemy, rescue me from the clutches of the ruthless’?

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24 “Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong.

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25 How painful are honest words! But what do your arguments prove?

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26 Do you mean to correct what I say, and treat my desperate words as wind?

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27 You would even cast lots for the fatherless and barter away your friend.

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28 “But now be so kind as to look at me. Would I lie to your face?

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29 Relent, do not be unjust; reconsider, for my integrity is at stake.a

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    • i 6:29 - Or "my righteousness still stands"
      30 Is there any wickedness on my lips? Can my mouth not discern malice?

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