Index: American Standard Version Bible


Job 6

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6:1 Then Job answered and said,

6:2 Oh that my vexation were but weighed, And all my calamity laid in the balances!

6:3 For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas: Therefore have my words been rash.

6:4 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, The poison whereof my spirit drinketh up: The terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.

6:5 Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? Or loweth the ox over his fodder?

6:6 Can that which hath no savor be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

6:7 My soul refuseth to touch `them'; They are as loathsome food to me.

6:8 Oh that I might have my request; And that God would grant `me' the thing that I long for!

6:9 Even that it would please God to crush me; That he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!

6:10 And be it still my consolation, Yea, let me exult in pain that spareth not, That I have not denied the words of the Holy One.

6:11 What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is mine end, that I should be patient?

6:12 Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh of brass?

6:13 Is it not that I have no help in me, And that wisdom is driven quite from me?

6:14 To him that is ready to faint kindness `should be showed' from his friend; Even to him that forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.

6:15 My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, As the channel of brooks that pass away;

6:16 Which are black by reason of the ice, `And' wherein the snow hideth itself:

6:17 What time they wax warm, they vanish; When it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.

6:18 The caravans `that travel' by the way of them turn aside; They go up into the waste, and perish.

6:19 The caravans of Tema looked, The companies of Sheba waited for them.

6:20 They were put to shame because they had hoped; They came thither, and were confounded.

6:21 For now ye are nothing; Ye see a terror, and are afraid.

6:22 Did I say, Give unto me? Or, Offer a present for me of your substance?

6:23 Or, 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; And cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

6:25 How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what doth it reprove?

6:26 Do ye think to reprove words, Seeing that the speeches of one that is desperate are as wind?

6:27 Yea, ye would cast `lots' upon the fatherless, And make merchandise of your friend.

6:28 Now therefore be pleased to look upon me; For surely I shall not lie to your face.

6:29 Return, I pray you, let there be no injustice; Yea, return again, my cause is righteous.

6:30 Is there injustice on my tongue? Cannot my taste discern mischievous things?