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2. Job's vindication 6:1—7:21
Job 6 :1 6:1 Then Job 1answered and said,
Job 6 :2 6:2 Oh that my 1vexation were weighed indeed,
And that my ruin were lifted onto the scales together with it!
Job 6 :3 6:3 For then it would be heavier than the sand of the seas;
Therefore my words have been rash.
Job 6 :4 6:4 For the arrows of the Almighty are in me,
The poison of which my spirit drinks up;
The terrors of God are arrayed against me.
Job 6 :5 6:5 Does the wild ass bray over its grass?
Or does the ox low over its fodder?
Job 6 :6 6:6 Is what is savorless eaten without salt?
Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?
Job 6 :7 6:7 My soul refuses to touch them;
They are like putrid food to me.
Job 6 :8 6:8 Oh that I might have my request,
And that God would grant me what I long for;
Job 6 :9 6:9 That God would be willing to crush me;
That He would release His hand and cut me off!
Job 6 :10 6:10 Then there would still be comfort for me;
And I would exult, even in writhing pain that does not spare,
That I did not 1deny the words of the aHoly One.
Job 6 :11 6:11 What is my strength, that I should wait?
And what is my end, that I should be patient?
Job 6 :12 6:12 Is my strength the strength of stones?
Or is my flesh bronze?
Job 6 :13 6:13 Is there any help for me at all within me,
And has wisdom been driven away from me?
Job 6 :14 6:14 To him who is fainting there should be kindness from his friend,
Else he will forsake the fear of the Almighty.
Job 6 :15 6:15 My brothers have dealt as treacherously as a desert abrook,
As the rivulets of the desert brooks that pass away,
Job 6 :16 6:16 Which are turbid because of the ice,
And into which the snow hides itself.
Job 6 :17 6:17 When they are scorched, they are completely consumed;
When it is hot, they are dried up from their place.
Job 6 :18 6:18 Caravans divert their ways for them;
They go up into the waste and perish.
Job 6 :19 6:19 The caravans of Tema look for them;
The companies of Sheba long for them.
Job 6 :20 6:20 They are put to shame because they are confident;
They go there and are confounded.
Job 6 :21 6:21 So now you have become such;
You see a terrible thing and are afraid.
Job 6 :22 6:22 Have I said, Give me something?
Or, Pay a bribe for me out of your wealth?
Job 6 :23 6:23 Or, Deliver me from the hand of the adversary?
Or, From the hand of the oppressors redeem me?
Job 6 :24 6:24 Teach me, and I will be silent;
Cause me to understand how I have erred.
Job 6 :25 6:25 How forceful are upright words!
But what does this reproving from you reprove?
Job 6 :26 6:26 Do you think you can reprove words?
But the words of a desperate man are for the wind.
Job 6 :27 6:27 You would even cast lots over the orphan
And bargain over your friend.
Job 6 :28 6:28 Now then be pleased to look upon me,
For surely I will not lie to your face.
Job 6 :29 6:29 Turn now; let there be no injustice.
Indeed turn; my righteousness is still here.
Job 6 :30 6:30 Is there any injustice on my tongue?
Can my palate not discern calamities?
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