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?

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