Job 6 WEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Then Job answered, 1 Then Job replied:
2 "Oh that my anguish were weighed, And all my calamity laid in the balances! 2 "If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on the scales!
3 For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas, Therefore have my words been rash. 3 It would surely outweigh the sand of the seas-- no wonder my words have been impetuous.
4 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, My spirit drinks up their poison. The terrors of God set themselves in array against me. 4 The arrows of the Almighty are in me, my spirit drinks in their poison; God's terrors are marshaled against me.
5 Does the wild donkey bray when he has grass? Or does the ox low over his fodder? 5 Does a wild donkey bray when it has grass, or an ox bellow when it has fodder?
6 Can that which has no flavor be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg? 6 Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there flavor in the white of an egg ?
7 My soul refuses to touch them; They are as loathsome food to me. 7 I refuse to touch it; such food makes me ill.
8 "Oh that I might have my request; That God would grant the thing that I long for! 8 "Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant what I hope for,
9 Even that it would please God to crush me; That he would let loose his hand, and cut me off! 9 that God would be willing to crush me, to let loose his hand and cut me off !
10 Be it still my consolation, Yes, let me exult in pain that doesn't spare, That I have not denied the words of the Holy One. 10 Then I would still have this consolation-- my joy in unrelenting pain-- that I had not denied the words of the Holy One.
11 What is my strength, that I should wait? What is my end, that I should be patient? 11 "What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient?
12 Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh of brass? 12 Do I have the strength of stone? Is my flesh bronze?
13 Isn't it that I have no help in me, That wisdom is driven quite from me? 13 Do I have any power to help myself, now that success has been driven from me?
14 "To him who is ready to faint, kindness should be shown from his friend; Even to him who forsakes the fear of the Almighty. 14 "A despairing man should have the devotion of his friends, even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
15 My brothers have dealt deceitfully as a brook, As the channel of brooks that pass away; 15 But my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams, as the streams that overflow
16 Which are black by reason of the ice, in which the snow hides itself: 16 when darkened by thawing ice and swollen with melting snow,
17 In the dry season, they vanish. When it is hot, they are consumed out of their place. 17 but that cease to flow in the dry season, and in the heat vanish from their channels.
18 The caravans that travel beside them turn aside; They go up into the waste, and perish. 18 Caravans turn aside from their routes; they go up into the wasteland and perish.
19 The caravans of Tema looked, The companies of Sheba waited for them. 19 The caravans of Tema look for water, the traveling merchants of Sheba look in hope.
20 They were put to shame because they had hoped; They came there, and were confounded. 20 They are distressed, because they had been confident; they arrive there, only to be disappointed.
21 For now you are nothing. You see a terror, and are afraid. 21 Now you too have proved to be of no help; you see something dreadful and are afraid.
22 Did I say, 'Give to me?' Or, 'Offer a present for me from your substance?' 22 Have I ever said, 'Give something on my behalf, pay a ransom for me from your wealth,
23 Or, 'Deliver me from the adversary's hand?' Or, 'Redeem me from the hand of the oppressors?' 23 deliver me from the hand of the enemy, ransom me from the clutches of the ruthless'?
24 "Teach me, and I will hold my peace; Cause me to understand wherein I have erred. 24 "Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong.
25 How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what does it reprove? 25 How painful are honest words! But what do your arguments prove?
26 Do you intend to reprove words, Seeing that the speeches of one who is desperate are as wind? 26 Do you mean to correct what I say, and treat the words of a despairing man as wind?
27 Yes, you would even cast lots for the fatherless, And make merchandise of your friend. 27 You would even cast lots for the fatherless and barter away your friend.
28 Now therefore be pleased to look at me, For surely I shall not lie to your face. 28 "But now be so kind as to look at me. Would I lie to your face?
29 Please return. Let there be no injustice; Yes, return again, my cause is righteous. 29 Relent, do not be unjust; reconsider, for my integrity is at stake.
30 Is there injustice on my tongue? Can't my taste discern mischievous things? 30 Is there any wickedness on my lips? Can my mouth not discern malice?