Job 6:8-18 NIV

8 “Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant what I hope for,

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9 that God would be willing to crush me, to let loose his hand and cut off my life!

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10 Then I would still have this consolation— my joy in unrelenting pain— that I had not denied the words of the Holy One.

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

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

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

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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.