Job 6:14-21 NIV

14 "A despairing man1 should have the devotion2 of his friends,3 even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.4

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15 But my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams,5 as the streams that overflow

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16 when darkened by thawing ice and swollen with melting snow,6

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17 but that cease to flow in the dry season, and in the heat7 vanish from their channels.

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18 Caravans turn aside from their routes; they go up into the wasteland and perish.
19 The caravans of Tema8 look for water, the traveling merchants of Sheba9 look in hope.

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20 They are distressed, because they had been confident; they arrive there, only to be disappointed.10

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21 Now you too have proved to be of no help; you see something dreadful and are afraid.11

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