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Job 6

CSB 1 Then Job answered: NIV 1 Then Job replied: CSB 2 If only my grief could be weighed and my devastation placed with it on a scale. NIV 2 "If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on the scales! CSB 3 For then it would outweigh the sand of the seas! That is why my words are rash. NIV 3 It would surely outweigh the sand of the seas-- no wonder my words have been impetuous. CSB 4 Surely the arrows of the Almighty have pierced me; my spirit drinks their poison. God's terrors are arrayed against me. NIV 4 The arrows of the Almighty are in me, my spirit drinks in their poison; God's terrors are marshaled against me. CSB 5 Does a wild donkey bray over fresh grass or an ox low over its fodder? NIV 5 Does a wild donkey bray when it has grass, or an ox bellow when it has fodder? CSB 6 Is bland food eaten without salt? Is there flavor in an egg white? NIV 6 Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there flavor in the white of an egg ? CSB 7 I refuse to touch [them]; they are like contaminated food. NIV 7 I refuse to touch it; such food makes me ill. CSB 8 If only my request would be granted and God would provide what I hope for: NIV 8 "Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant what I hope for, CSB 9 that He would decide to crush me, to unleash His power and cut me off! NIV 9 that God would be willing to crush me, to let loose his hand and cut me off ! CSB 10 It would still bring me comfort, and I would leap for joy in unrelenting pain that I have not denied the words of the Holy One. NIV 10 Then I would still have this consolation-- my joy in unrelenting pain-- that I had not denied the words of the Holy One. CSB 11 What strength do I have that I should continue to hope? What is my future, that I should be patient? NIV 11 "What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient? CSB 12 Is my strength that of stone, or my flesh made of bronze? NIV 12 Do I have the strength of stone? Is my flesh bronze? CSB 13 Since I cannot help myself, [the hope for] success has been banished from me. NIV 13 Do I have any power to help myself, now that success has been driven from me? CSB 14 A despairing man should receive loyalty from his friends, even if he abandons the fear of the Almighty. NIV 14 "A despairing man should have the devotion of his friends, even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty. CSB 15 My brothers are as treacherous as a wadi, as seasonal streams that overflow NIV 15 But my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams, as the streams that overflow CSB 16 and become darkened because of ice, and the snow melts into them. NIV 16 when darkened by thawing ice and swollen with melting snow, CSB 17 The wadis evaporate in warm weather; they disappear from their channels in hot weather. NIV 17 but that cease to flow in the dry season, and in the heat vanish from their channels. CSB 18 Caravans turn away from their routes, go up into the desert, and perish. NIV 18 Caravans turn aside from their routes; they go up into the wasteland and perish. CSB 19 The caravans of Tema look [for these streams]. The traveling merchants of Sheba hope for them. NIV 19 The caravans of Tema look for water, the traveling merchants of Sheba look in hope. CSB 20 They are ashamed because they had been confident [of finding water]. When they arrive there, they are frustrated. NIV 20 They are distressed, because they had been confident; they arrive there, only to be disappointed. CSB 21 So [this] is what you have now become [to me]. When you see something dreadful, you are afraid. NIV 21 Now you too have proved to be of no help; you see something dreadful and are afraid. CSB 22 Have I ever said: Give me [something] or Pay a bribe for me from your wealth NIV 22 Have I ever said, 'Give something on my behalf, pay a ransom for me from your wealth, CSB 23 or Deliver me from the enemy's power or Redeem me from the grasp of the ruthless? NIV 23 deliver me from the hand of the enemy, ransom me from the clutches of the ruthless'? CSB 24 Teach me, and I will be silent. Help me understand what I did wrong. NIV 24 "Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong. CSB 25 How painful honest words can be! But what does your rebuke prove? NIV 25 How painful are honest words! But what do your arguments prove? CSB 26 Do you think that you can disprove [my] words or that a despairing man's words are [mere] wind? NIV 26 Do you mean to correct what I say, and treat the words of a despairing man as wind? CSB 27 No doubt you would cast [lots] for a fatherless child and negotiate a price to [sell] your friend. NIV 27 You would even cast lots for the fatherless and barter away your friend. CSB 28 But now, please look at me; would I lie to your face? NIV 28 "But now be so kind as to look at me. Would I lie to your face? CSB 29 Reconsider; don't be unjust. Reconsider; my righteousness is still the issue. NIV 29 Relent, do not be unjust; reconsider, for my integrity is at stake. CSB 30 Am I lying, or can I not recognize lies? NIV 30 Is there any wickedness on my lips? Can my mouth not discern malice?