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Job 6:5–7

Does the wild donkey bray when he has grass,

or the ox low over his fodder?

Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt,

or is there any taste in the juice of the mallow?1

My appetite refuses to touch them;

they are as food that is loathsome to me.2

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Job 6:5–7 — The New International Version (NIV)

Does a wild donkey bray when it has grass,

or an ox bellow when it has fodder?

Is tasteless food eaten without salt,

or is there flavor in the sap of the mallow?

I refuse to touch it;

such food makes me ill.

Job 6:5–7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass?

Or loweth the ox over his fodder?

Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt?

Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

The things that my soul refused to touch

Are as my sorrowful meat.

Job 6:5–7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Don’t I have a right to complain?

Don’t wild donkeys bray when they find no grass,

and oxen bellow when they have no food?

Don’t people complain about unsalted food?

Does anyone want the tasteless white of an egg?

My appetite disappears when I look at it;

I gag at the thought of eating it!

Job 6:5–7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Does the wild donkey bray when it has grass,

Or does the ox low over its fodder?

Can flavorless food be eaten without salt?

Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

My soul refuses to touch them;

They are as loathsome food to me.

Job 6:5–7 — New Century Version (NCV)

A wild donkey does not bray when it has grass to eat,

and an ox is quiet when it has feed.

Tasteless food is not eaten without salt,

and there is no flavor in the white of an egg.

I refuse to touch it;

such food makes me sick.

Job 6:5–7 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass?

Or loweth the ox over his fodder?

Can that which hath no savor be eaten without salt?

Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

My soul refuseth to touch them;

They are as loathsome food to me.

Job 6:5–7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Doth the wild ass bray by the grass? loweth an ox over his fodder? Shall that which is insipid be eaten without salt? Is there any taste in the white of an egg? What my soul refuseth to touch, that is as my loathsome food.

Job 6:5–7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

“Does a wild donkey bray when it’s ⸤eating⸥ grass, 

or does an ox make a sound over its hay? 

Is tasteless food eaten without salt, 

or is there any flavor in the white of an egg? 

I refuse to touch such things. 

They are disgusting to me. 

Job 6:5–7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Does a wild donkey bray over fresh grass

or an ox low over its fodder?

Is bland food eaten without salt?

Is there flavor in an egg white?

I refuse to touch them;

they are like contaminated food.

Job 6:5–7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Does the wild ass bray over its grass,

or the ox low over its fodder?

Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt,

or is there any flavor in the juice of mallows?

My appetite refuses to touch them;

they are like food that is loathsome to me.

Job 6:5–7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Does the wild ass bray over grass,

or the ox bellow over its fodder?

Can tasteless food be eaten without salt,

or is there taste in the white of a marshmallow plant?

I refused to touch them;

they are like food that will make me ill.

Job 6:5–7 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Does a wild donkey cry out when it has enough grass?

Does an ox call out when it has plenty of food?

Is food that doesn’t have any taste eaten without salt?

Is there any flavor in the white of an egg?

I refuse to touch that kind of food.

It makes me sick.

Job 6:5–7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“Does the wild donkey bray over his grass,

Or does the ox low over his fodder?

“Can something tasteless be eaten without salt,

Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

“My soul refuses to touch them;

They are like loathsome food to me.