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Job 6

BBE 1 And Job made answer and said, NIV 1 Then Job replied: BBE 2 If only my passion might be measured, and put into the scales against my trouble! NIV 2 “If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on the scales! BBE 3 For then its weight would be more than the sand of the seas: because of this my words have been uncontrolled. NIV 3 It would surely outweigh the sand of the seas— no wonder my words have been impetuous. BBE 4 For the arrows of the Ruler of all are present with me, and their poison goes deep into my spirit: his army of fears is put in order 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. BBE 5 Does the ass of the fields give out his voice when he has grass? or does the ox make sounds over his food? NIV 5 Does a wild donkey bray when it has grass, or an ox bellow when it has fodder? BBE 6 Will a man take food which has no taste without salt? or is there any taste in the soft substance of purslain? NIV 6 Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there flavor in the sap of the mallow ? BBE 7 My soul has no desire for such things, they are as disease in my food. NIV 7 I refuse to touch it; such food makes me ill. BBE 8 If only I might have an answer to my prayer, and God would give me my desire! NIV 8 “Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant what I hope for, BBE 9 If only he would be pleased to put an end to me; and would let loose his hand, so that I might be cut off! NIV 9 that God would be willing to crush me, to let loose his hand and cut off my life! BBE 10 So I would still have comfort, and I would have joy in the pains of death, for I have not been false to 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. BBE 11 Have I strength to go on waiting, or have I any end to be looking forward to? NIV 11 “What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient? BBE 12 Is my strength the strength of stones, or is my flesh brass? NIV 12 Do I have the strength of stone? Is my flesh bronze? BBE 13 I have no help in myself, and wisdom is completely gone from me. NIV 13 Do I have any power to help myself, now that success has been driven from me? BBE 14 He whose heart is shut against his friend has given up the fear of the Ruler of all. NIV 14 “Anyone who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty. BBE 15 My friends have been false like a stream, like streams in the valleys which come to an end: NIV 15 But my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams, as the streams that overflow BBE 16 Which are dark because of the ice, and the snow falling into them; NIV 16 when darkened by thawing ice and swollen with melting snow, BBE 17 Under the burning sun they are cut off, and come to nothing because of the heat. NIV 17 but that stop flowing in the dry season, and in the heat vanish from their channels. BBE 18 The camel-trains go out of their way; they go up into the waste and come to destruction. NIV 18 Caravans turn aside from their routes; they go off into the wasteland and perish. BBE 19 The camel-trains of Tema were searching with care, the bands of Sheba were waiting for them: NIV 19 The caravans of Tema look for water, the traveling merchants of Sheba look in hope. BBE 20 They were put to shame because of their hope; they came and their hope was gone. NIV 20 They are distressed, because they had been confident; they arrive there, only to be disappointed. BBE 21 So have you now become to me; you see my sad condition and are in fear. NIV 21 Now you too have proved to be of no help; you see something dreadful and are afraid. BBE 22 Did I say, Give me something? or, Make a payment for me out of your wealth? NIV 22 Have I ever said, ‘Give something on my behalf, pay a ransom for me from your wealth, BBE 23 Or, Get me out of the power of my hater? or, Give money so that I may be free from the power of the cruel ones? NIV 23 deliver me from the hand of the enemy, rescue me from the clutches of the ruthless’? BBE 24 Give me teaching and I will be quiet; and make me see my error. NIV 24 “Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong. BBE 25 How pleasing are upright words! but what force is there in your arguments? NIV 25 How painful are honest words! But what do your arguments prove? BBE 26 My words may seem wrong to you, but the words of him who has no hope are for the wind. NIV 26 Do you mean to correct what I say, and treat my desperate words as wind? BBE 27 Truly, you are such as would give up the child of a dead man to his creditors, and would make a profit out of your friend. NIV 27 You would even cast lots for the fatherless and barter away your friend. BBE 28 Now then, let your eyes be turned to me, for truly I will not say what is false to your face. NIV 28 “But now be so kind as to look at me. Would I lie to your face? BBE 29 Let your minds be changed, and do not have an evil opinion of me; yes, be changed, for my righteousness is still in me. NIV 29 Relent, do not be unjust; reconsider, for my integrity is at stake. BBE 30 Is there evil in my tongue? is not the cause of my trouble clear to me? NIV 30 Is there any wickedness on my lips? Can my mouth not discern malice?

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