Job 2:4; Job 2:6; Job 3:20; Job 6:7; Job 6:11; Job 7:11; Job 7:15; Job 9:21; Job 10:1; Job 12:10; Job 13:14; Job 14:22; Job 18:4; Job 21:25; Job 23:13; Job 24:12; Job 27:2; Job 27:8; Job 30:16; Job 30:25; Job 31:30; Job 31:39; Job 32:2; Job 33:18; Job 33:20; Job 33:22; Job 33:28; Job 33:30; Job 41:21
Satan answered the LORD and said, "Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life.
So the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your power, only spare his life."
"Why is light given to him who suffers, And life to the bitter of soul,
"My soul refuses to touch them; They are like loathsome food to me.
"What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is my end, that I should endure ?
"Therefore I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
So that my soul would choose suffocation, Death rather than my pains.
"I am guiltless; I do not take notice of myself; I despise my life.
"I loathe my own life; I will give full vent to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind ?
"Why should I take my flesh in my teeth And put my life in my hands?
"But his body pains him, And he mourns only for himself."
"O you who tear yourself in your anger - For your sake is the earth to be abandoned, Or the rock to be moved from its place?
While another dies with a bitter soul, Never even tasting anything good.
"But He is unique and who can turn Him? And what His soul desires, that He does.
"From the city men groan, And the souls of the wounded cry out; Yet God does not pay attention to folly.
"As God lives, who has taken away my right, And the Almighty, who has embittered my soul,
"For what is the hope of the godless when he is cut off, When God requires his life?
"And now my soul is poured out within me; Days of affliction have seized me.
"Have I not wept for the one whose life is hard? Was not my soul grieved for the needy?
"No, I have not allowed my mouth to sin By asking for his life in a curse.
If I have eaten its fruit without money, Or have caused its owners to lose their lives,
But the anger of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram burned; against Job his anger burned because he justified himself before God.
He keeps back his soul from the pit, And his life from passing over into Sheol.
So that his life loathes bread, And his soul favorite food.
"Then his soul draws near to the pit, And his life to those who bring death.
'He has redeemed my soul from going to the pit, And my life shall see the light.'
To bring back his soul from the pit, That he may be enlightened with the light of life.
"His breath kindles coals, And a flame goes forth from his mouth.