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 Job 6:1 - 7:21
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   Book of Job
   Chapter 6
6:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Job replied:
 
6:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on the scales!
 
6:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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It would surely outweigh the sand of the seas - no wonder my words have been impetuous.
 
6:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The arrows of the Almighty are in me, my spirit drinks in their poison; God's terrors are marshaled against me.
 
6:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Does a wild donkey bray when it has grass, or an ox bellow when it has fodder?
 
6:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there flavor in the white of an egg F10 ?
 
6:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I refuse to touch it; such food makes me ill.
 
6:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant what I hope for,
 
6:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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that God would be willing to crush me, to let loose his hand and cut me off!
 
6:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then I would still have this consolation - my joy in unrelenting pain - that I had not denied the words of the Holy One.
 
6:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient?
 
6:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do I have the strength of stone? Is my flesh bronze?
 
6:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do I have any power to help myself, now that success has been driven from me?
 
6:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"A despairing man should have the devotion of his friends, even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
 
6:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams, as the streams that overflow
 
6:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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when darkened by thawing ice and swollen with melting snow,
 
6:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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but that cease to flow in the dry season, and in the heat vanish from their channels.
 
6:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Caravans turn aside from their routes; they go up into the wasteland and perish.
 
6:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The caravans of Tema look for water, the traveling merchants of Sheba look in hope.
 
6:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They are distressed, because they had been confident; they arrive there, only to be disappointed.
 
6:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now you too have proved to be of no help; you see something dreadful and are afraid.
 
6:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Have I ever said, 'Give something on my behalf, pay a ransom for me from your wealth,
 
6:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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deliver me from the hand of the enemy, ransom me from the clutches of the ruthless'?
 
6:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong.
 
6:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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How painful are honest words! But what do your arguments prove?
 
6:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do you mean to correct what I say, and treat the words of a despairing man as wind?
 
6:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You would even cast lots for the fatherless and barter away your friend.
 
6:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But now be so kind as to look at me. Would I lie to your face?
 
6:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Relent, do not be unjust; reconsider, for my integrity is at stake. F11
 
6:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Is there any wickedness on my lips? Can my mouth not discern malice?
 
   Chapter 7
7:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Does not man have hard service on earth? Are not his days like those of a hired man?
 
7:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Like a slave longing for the evening shadows, or a hired man waiting eagerly for his wages,
 
7:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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so I have been allotted months of futility, and nights of misery have been assigned to me.
 
7:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When I lie down I think, 'How long before I get up?' The night drags on, and I toss till dawn.
 
7:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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My body is clothed with worms and scabs, my skin is broken and festering.
 
7:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and they come to an end without hope.
 
7:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Remember, O God, that my life is but a breath; my eyes will never see happiness again.
 
7:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The eye that now sees me will see me no longer; you will look for me, but I will be no more.
 
7:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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As a cloud vanishes and is gone, so he who goes down to the grave F12 does not return.
 
7:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He will never come to his house again; his place will know him no more.
 
7:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Therefore I will not keep silent; I will speak out in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
 
7:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Am I the sea, or the monster of the deep, that you put me under guard?
 
7:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When I think my bed will comfort me and my couch will ease my complaint,
 
7:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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even then you frighten me with dreams and terrify me with visions,
 
7:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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so that I prefer strangling and death, rather than this body of mine.
 
7:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I despise my life; I would not live forever. Let me alone; my days have no meaning.
 
7:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"What is man that you make so much of him, that you give him so much attention,
 
7:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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that you examine him every morning and test him every moment?
 
7:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Will you never look away from me, or let me alone even for an instant?
 
7:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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If I have sinned, what have I done to you, O watcher of men? Why have you made me your target? Have I become a burden to you? F13
 
7:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Why do you not pardon my offenses and forgive my sins? For I will soon lie down in the dust; you will search for me, but I will be no more."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F10 The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
F11 Or my righteousness still stands
F12 Hebrew Sheol
F13 A few manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, an ancient Hebrew scribal tradition and Septuagint; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text I have become a burden to myself.

 
 

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