The Book of Job (WEB)
6:1 Then Job answered,
6:2"Oh that my anguish were weighed,
And all my calamity laid in the balances!
6:3For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas,
Therefore have my words been rash.
6:4For the arrows of the Almighty are within me,
My spirit drinks up their poison.
The terrors of God set themselves in array against me.
6:5Does the wild donkey bray when he has grass?
Or does the ox low over his fodder?
6:6Can that which has no flavor be eaten without salt?
Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?
6:7My soul refuses to touch them;
They are as loathsome food to me.
6:8"Oh that I might have my request;
That God would grant the thing that I long for!
6:9Even that it would please God to crush me;
That he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!
6:10Be it still my consolation,
Yes, let me exult in pain that doesn't spare,
That I have not denied the words of the Holy One.
6:11What is my strength, that I should wait?
What is my end, that I should be patient?
6:12Is my strength the strength of stones?
Or is my flesh of brass?
6:13Isn't it that I have no help in me,
That wisdom is driven quite from me?
6:14"To him who is ready to faint, kindness should be shown from his friend;
Even to him who forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
6:15My brothers have dealt deceitfully as a brook,
As the channel of brooks that pass away;
6:16Which are black by reason of the ice,
in which the snow hides itself:
6:17In the dry season, they vanish.
When it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.
6:18The caravans that travel beside them turn aside;
They go up into the waste, and perish.
6:19The caravans of Tema looked,
The companies of Sheba waited for them.
6:20They were put to shame because they had hoped;
They came there, and were confounded.
6:21For now you are nothing.
You see a terror, and are afraid.
6:22Did I say, 'Give to me?'
Or, 'Offer a present for me from your substance?'
6:23Or, 'Deliver me from the adversary's hand?'
Or, 'Redeem me from the hand of the oppressors?'
6:24"Teach me, and I will hold my peace;
Cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
6:25How forcible are words of uprightness!
But your reproof, what does it reprove?
6:26Do you intend to reprove words,
Seeing that the speeches of one who is desperate are as wind?
6:27Yes, you would even cast lots for the fatherless,
And make merchandise of your friend.
6:28Now therefore be pleased to look at me,
For surely I shall not lie to your face.
6:29Please return. Let there be no injustice;
Yes, return again, my cause is righteous.
6:30Is there injustice on my tongue?
Can't my taste discern mischievous things?
World English Bible