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Job 6:1–3

Job Replies: My Complaint Is Just

Then Job answered and said:

“Oh that my vexation were weighed,

and all my calamity laid in the balances!

For then it would be heavier than zthe sand of the sea;

therefore my words have been rash.

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Job 6:1–3 — The New International Version (NIV)

Then Job replied:

“If only my anguish could be weighed

and all my misery be placed on the scales!

It would surely outweigh the sand of the seas—

no wonder my words have been impetuous.

Job 6:1–3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

But Job answered and said,

Oh that my grief were throughly weighed,

And my calamity laid in the balances together!

For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea:

Therefore my words are swallowed up.

Job 6:1–3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Then Job spoke again:

“If my misery could be weighed

and my troubles be put on the scales,

they would outweigh all the sands of the sea.

That is why I spoke impulsively.

Job 6:1–3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Then Job answered and said:

“Oh, that my grief were fully weighed,

And my calamity laid with it on the scales!

For then it would be heavier than the sand of the sea—

Therefore my words have been rash.

Job 6:1–3 — New Century Version (NCV)

Then Job answered:

“I wish my suffering could be weighed

and my misery put on scales.

My sadness would be heavier than the sand of the seas.

No wonder my words seem careless.

Job 6:1–3 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Then Job answered and said,

Oh that my vexation were but weighed,

And all my calamity laid in the balances!

For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas:

Therefore have my words been rash.

Job 6:1–3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And Job answered and said, Oh that my grief were thoroughly weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances! For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas; therefore my words are vehement.

Job 6:1–3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Then Job replied ⸤to his friends⸥, 

“If only my grief could be weighed, 

if only my misery could be laid on the scales with it, 

then they would be heavier than the sand of the seas. 

I spoke carelessly 

Job 6:1–3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Then Job answered:

If only my grief could be weighed

and my devastation placed with it in the scales.

For then it would outweigh the sand of the seas!

That is why my words are rash.

Job 6:1–3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then Job answered:

“O that my vexation were weighed,

and all my calamity laid in the balances!

For then it would be heavier than the sand of the sea;

therefore my words have been rash.

Job 6:1–3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Then Job answered and said,

“If only my vexation could be well weighed,

and my calamity could be lifted up together with it in the balances,

for then it would be heavier than the sand of the seas;

therefore my words have been rash,

Job 6:1–3 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Job replied,

“I wish my great pain could be weighed!

I wish all of my suffering could be weighed on scales!

I’m sure they would weigh more than the grains of sand on the seashore.

No wonder I’ve been so quick to speak!

Job 6:1–3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Then Job answered,

Oh that my grief were actually weighed

And laid in the balances together with my calamity!

“For then it would be heavier than the sand of the seas;

Therefore my words have been rash.