Parallel Bible results for Job 6

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Job 6

RSV 1 Then Job answered: NIV 1 Then Job replied: RSV 2 "O that my vexation were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances! NIV 2 "If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on the scales! RSV 3 For then it would be heavier than the sand of the sea; therefore my words have been rash. NIV 3 It would surely outweigh the sand of the seas-- no wonder my words have been impetuous. RSV 4 For the arrows of the Almighty are in me; my spirit drinks their poison; the terrors of God 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. RSV 5 Does the wild ass bray when he has grass, or the ox low over his fodder? NIV 5 Does a wild donkey bray when it has grass, or an ox bellow when it has fodder? RSV 6 Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt, or is there any taste in the slime of the purslane? NIV 6 Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there flavor in the white of an egg ? RSV 7 My appetite refuses to touch them; they are as food that is loathsome to me. NIV 7 I refuse to touch it; such food makes me ill. RSV 8 "O that I might have my request, and that God would grant my desire; NIV 8 "Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant what I hope for, RSV 9 that it would please God to crush me, that he would let loose his hand and cut me off! NIV 9 that God would be willing to crush me, to let loose his hand and cut me off ! RSV 10 This would be my consolation; I would even exult in pain unsparing; for 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. RSV 11 What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is my end, that I should be patient? NIV 11 "What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient? RSV 12 Is my strength the strength of stones, or is my flesh bronze? NIV 12 Do I have the strength of stone? Is my flesh bronze? RSV 13 In truth I have no help in me, and any resource is driven from me. NIV 13 Do I have any power to help myself, now that success has been driven from me? RSV 14 "He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes 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. RSV 15 My brethren are treacherous as a torrent-bed, as freshets that pass away, NIV 15 But my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams, as the streams that overflow RSV 16 which are dark with ice, and where the snow hides itself. NIV 16 when darkened by thawing ice and swollen with melting snow, RSV 17 In time of heat they disappear; when it is hot, they vanish from their place. NIV 17 but that cease to flow in the dry season, and in the heat vanish from their channels. RSV 18 The caravans turn aside from their course; they go up into the waste, and perish. NIV 18 Caravans turn aside from their routes; they go up into the wasteland and perish. RSV 19 The caravans of Tema look, the travelers of Sheba hope. NIV 19 The caravans of Tema look for water, the traveling merchants of Sheba look in hope. RSV 20 They are disappointed because they were confident; they come thither and are confounded. NIV 20 They are distressed, because they had been confident; they arrive there, only to be disappointed. RSV 21 Such you have now become to me; you see my calamity, and are afraid. NIV 21 Now you too have proved to be of no help; you see something dreadful and are afraid. RSV 22 Have I said, 'Make me a gift'? Or, 'From your wealth offer a bribe for me'? NIV 22 Have I ever said, 'Give something on my behalf, pay a ransom for me from your wealth, RSV 23 Or, 'Deliver me from the adversary's hand'? Or, 'Ransom me from the hand of oppressors'? NIV 23 deliver me from the hand of the enemy, ransom me from the clutches of the ruthless'? RSV 24 "Teach me, and I will be silent; make me understand how I have erred. NIV 24 "Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong. RSV 25 How forceful are honest words! But what does reproof from you reprove? NIV 25 How painful are honest words! But what do your arguments prove? RSV 26 Do you think that you can reprove words, when the speech of a despairing man is wind? NIV 26 Do you mean to correct what I say, and treat the words of a despairing man as wind? RSV 27 You would even cast lots over the fatherless, and bargain over your friend. NIV 27 You would even cast lots for the fatherless and barter away your friend. RSV 28 "But now, be pleased to look at me; for I will not lie to your face. NIV 28 "But now be so kind as to look at me. Would I lie to your face? RSV 29 Turn, I pray, let no wrong be done. Turn now, my vindication is at stake. NIV 29 Relent, do not be unjust; reconsider, for my integrity is at stake. RSV 30 Is there any wrong on my tongue? Cannot my taste discern calamity? NIV 30 Is there any wickedness on my lips? Can my mouth not discern malice?