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Job 6

GNT 1 If my troubles and griefs NIV 1 Then Job replied: GNT 2 were weighed on scales, NIV 2 “If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on the scales! GNT 3 they would weigh more than the sands of the sea, so my wild words should not surprise you. NIV 3 It would surely outweigh the sand of the seas— no wonder my words have been impetuous. GNT 4 Almighty God has shot me with arrows, and their poison spreads through my body. God has lined up his terrors 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. GNT 5 A donkey is content when eating grass, and a cow is quiet when eating hay. NIV 5 Does a wild donkey bray when it has grass, or an ox bellow when it has fodder? GNT 6 But who can eat flat, unsalted food? What taste is there in the white of an egg? NIV 6 Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there flavor in the sap of the mallow ? GNT 7 I have no appetite for food like that, and everything I eat makes me sick. NIV 7 I refuse to touch it; such food makes me ill. GNT 8 Why won't God give me what I ask? Why won't he answer my prayer? NIV 8 “Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant what I hope for, GNT 9 If only he would go ahead and kill me! NIV 9 that God would be willing to crush me, to let loose his hand and cut off my life! GNT 10 If I knew he would, I would leap for joy, no matter how great my pain. I know that God is holy; I have never opposed what he commands. 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. GNT 11 What strength do I have to keep on living? Why go on living when I have no hope? NIV 11 “What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient? GNT 12 Am I made of stone? Is my body bronze? NIV 12 Do I have the strength of stone? Is my flesh bronze? GNT 13 I have no strength left to save myself; there is nowhere I can turn for help. NIV 13 Do I have any power to help myself, now that success has been driven from me? GNT 14 In trouble like this I need loyal friends - whether I've forsaken God or not. NIV 14 “Anyone who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty. GNT 15 But you, my friends, you deceive me like streams that go dry when no rain comes. NIV 15 But my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams, as the streams that overflow GNT 16 The streams are choked with snow and ice, NIV 16 when darkened by thawing ice and swollen with melting snow, GNT 17 but in the heat they disappear, and the stream beds lie bare and dry. NIV 17 but that stop flowing in the dry season, and in the heat vanish from their channels. GNT 18 Caravans get lost looking for water; they wander and die in the desert. NIV 18 Caravans turn aside from their routes; they go off into the wasteland and perish. GNT 19 Caravans from Sheba and Tema search, NIV 19 The caravans of Tema look for water, the traveling merchants of Sheba look in hope. GNT 20 but their hope dies beside dry streams. NIV 20 They are distressed, because they had been confident; they arrive there, only to be disappointed. GNT 21 You are like those streams to me, you see my fate and draw back in fear. NIV 21 Now you too have proved to be of no help; you see something dreadful and are afraid. GNT 22 Have I asked you to give me a gift or to bribe someone on my behalf NIV 22 Have I ever said, ‘Give something on my behalf, pay a ransom for me from your wealth, GNT 23 or to save me from some enemy or tyrant? NIV 23 deliver me from the hand of the enemy, rescue me from the clutches of the ruthless’? GNT 24 All right, teach me; tell me my faults. I will be quiet and listen to you. NIV 24 “Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong. GNT 25 Honest words are convincing, but you are talking nonsense. NIV 25 How painful are honest words! But what do your arguments prove? GNT 26 You think I am talking nothing but wind; then why do you answer my words of despair? NIV 26 Do you mean to correct what I say, and treat my desperate words as wind? GNT 27 You would even roll dice for orphan slaves and make yourselves rich off your closest friends! NIV 27 You would even cast lots for the fatherless and barter away your friend. GNT 28 Look me in the face. I won't lie. NIV 28 “But now be so kind as to look at me. Would I lie to your face? GNT 29 You have gone far enough. Stop being unjust. Don't condemn me. I'm in the right. NIV 29 Relent, do not be unjust; reconsider, for my integrity is at stake. GNT 30 But you think I am lying - you think I can't tell right from wrong. NIV 30 Is there any wickedness on my lips? Can my mouth not discern malice?

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