6:1 But Job answered, and said:
6:2 O that my sins, whereby I have deserved wrath, and the calamity that I suffer, were weighed in a balance.
6:3 As the sand of the sea this would appear heavier: therefore my words are full of sorrow :
6:4 For the arrows of the Lord are in me, the rage whereof drinketh up my spirit, and the terrors of the Lord war against me.
6:5 Will the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or will the ox low when he standeth before a full manger?
6:6 Or can an unsavoury thing be eaten, that is not seasoned with salt? or can a man taste that which when tasted bringeth death?
6:7 The things which before my soul would not touch, now, through anguish are my meats.
6:8 Who will grant that my request may come: and that God may give me what I look for?
6:9 And that he that hath begun may destroy me, that he may let loose his hand, and cut me off?
6:10 And that this may be my comfort, that afflicting me with sorrow, he spare not, nor I contradict the words of the Holy One.
6:11 For what is my strength, that I can hold out? or what is my end that I should keep patience?
6:12 My strength is not the strength of stones, nor is my flesh of brass.
6:13 Behold there is no help for me in myself, and my familiar friends also are departed from me.
6:14 He that taketh away mercy from his friend, forsaketh the fear of the Lord.
6:15 My brethren have passed by me, as the torrent that passeth swiftly in the valleys.
6:16 They that fear the hoary frost, the snow shall fall upon them.
6:17 At the time when they shall be scattered they shall perish: and after it groweth hot they shall be melted out of their place.
6:18 The paths of their steps are entangled: they shall walk in vain, and shall perish.
6:19 Consider the paths of Thema, the ways of Saba, and wait a little while.
6:20 They are confounded, because I have hoped: they are come also even unto me, and are covered with shame.
6:21 Now you are come: and now seeing my affliction you are afraid.
6:22 Did I say: Bring to me, and give me of your substance?
6:23 Or deliver me from the hand of the enemy, and rescue me out of the hand of the mighty?
6:24 Teach me, and I will hold my peace: and if I have been ignorant in any thing, instruct me.
6:25 Why have you detracted the words of truth, whereas there is none of you that can reprove me?
6:26 You dress up speeches only to rebuke, and you utter words to the wind.
6:27 You rush in upon the fatherless, and you endeavour to overthrow your friend.
6:28 However finish what you have begun, give ear, and see whether I lie.
6:29 Answer, I beseech you, without contention: and speaking that which is just, judge ye.
6:30 And you shall not And iniquity in my tongue, neither shall folly sound in my mouth.
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