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Job 6

NCV 1 Then Job answered: NIV 1 Then Job replied: NCV 2 "I wish my suffering could be weighed and my misery put on scales. NIV 2 "If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on the scales! NCV 3 My sadness would be heavier than the sand of the seas. No wonder my words seem careless. NIV 3 It would surely outweigh the sand of the seas-- no wonder my words have been impetuous. NCV 4 The arrows of the Almighty are in me; my spirit drinks in their poison; God's terrors are gathered 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. NCV 5 A wild donkey does not bray when it has grass to eat, and an ox is quiet when it has feed. NIV 5 Does a wild donkey bray when it has grass, or an ox bellow when it has fodder? NCV 6 Tasteless food is not eaten without salt, and there is no flavor in the white of an egg. NIV 6 Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there flavor in the white of an egg ? NCV 7 I refuse to touch it; such food makes me sick. NIV 7 I refuse to touch it; such food makes me ill. NCV 8 "How I wish that I might have what I ask for and that God would give me what I hope for. NIV 8 "Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant what I hope for, NCV 9 How I wish God would crush me and reach out his hand to destroy me. NIV 9 that God would be willing to crush me, to let loose his hand and cut me off ! NCV 10 Then I would have this comfort and be glad even in this unending pain, because I would know I did not reject 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. NCV 11 "I do not have the strength to wait. There is nothing to hope for, so why should I be patient? NIV 11 "What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient? NCV 12 I do not have the strength of stone; my flesh is not bronze. NIV 12 Do I have the strength of stone? Is my flesh bronze? NCV 13 I have no power to help myself, because success has been taken away from me. NIV 13 Do I have any power to help myself, now that success has been driven from me? NCV 14 "They say, 'A man's friends should be kind to him when he is in trouble, even if he stops fearing the Almighty.' NIV 14 "A despairing man should have the devotion of his friends, even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty. NCV 15 But my brothers cannot be counted on. They are like streams that do not always flow, streams that sometimes run over. NIV 15 But my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams, as the streams that overflow NCV 16 They are made dark by melting ice and rise with melting snow. NIV 16 when darkened by thawing ice and swollen with melting snow, NCV 17 But they stop flowing in the dry season; they disappear when it is hot. NIV 17 but that cease to flow in the dry season, and in the heat vanish from their channels. NCV 18 Travelers turn away from their paths and go into the desert and die. NIV 18 Caravans turn aside from their routes; they go up into the wasteland and perish. NCV 19 The groups of travelers from Tema look for water, and the traders of Sheba look hopefully. NIV 19 The caravans of Tema look for water, the traveling merchants of Sheba look in hope. NCV 20 They are upset because they had been sure; when they arrive, they are disappointed. NIV 20 They are distressed, because they had been confident; they arrive there, only to be disappointed. NCV 21 You also have been no help. You see something terrible, and you are afraid. NIV 21 Now you too have proved to be of no help; you see something dreadful and are afraid. NCV 22 I have never said, 'Give me a gift. Use your wealth to pay my debt. NIV 22 Have I ever said, 'Give something on my behalf, pay a ransom for me from your wealth, NCV 23 Save me from the enemy's power. Buy me back from the clutches of cruel people.' NIV 23 deliver me from the hand of the enemy, ransom me from the clutches of the ruthless'? NCV 24 "Teach me, and I will be quiet. Show me where I have been wrong. NIV 24 "Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong. NCV 25 Honest words are painful, but your arguments prove nothing. NIV 25 How painful are honest words! But what do your arguments prove? NCV 26 Do you mean to correct what I say? Will you treat the words of a troubled man as if they were only wind? NIV 26 Do you mean to correct what I say, and treat the words of a despairing man as wind? NCV 27 You would even gamble for orphans and would trade away your friend. NIV 27 You would even cast lots for the fatherless and barter away your friend. NCV 28 "But now please look at me. I would not lie to your face. NIV 28 "But now be so kind as to look at me. Would I lie to your face? NCV 29 Change your mind; do not be unfair; think again, because my innocence is being questioned. NIV 29 Relent, do not be unjust; reconsider, for my integrity is at stake. NCV 30 What I am saying is not wicked; I can tell the difference between right and wrong. NIV 30 Is there any wickedness on my lips? Can my mouth not discern malice?