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6 Then Job answered and said:
And my calamity laid with it on the scales!
Therefore my words have been rash.
4 aFor the arrows of the Almighty are within me;
My spirit drinks in their poison;
5 Does the dwild donkey bray when it has grass,
Or does the ox low over its fodder?
Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?
They are as loathsome food to me.
That God would grant me the thing that I long for!
That He would loose His hand and ecut me off!
Though in anguish I would exult,
He will not spare;
And what is my end, that I should prolong my life?
Or is my flesh bronze?
And is success driven from me?
Even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
15 iMy brothers have dealt deceitfully like a brook,
jLike the streams of the brooks that pass away,
And into which the snow vanishes.
When it is hot, they vanish from their place.
They go nowhere and perish.
19 The caravans of kTema look,
The travelers of lSheba hope for them.
They come there and are confused.
21 For now nyou are nothing,
You see terror and oare afraid.
Or, ‘Offer a bribe for me from your wealth’?
Or, ‘Redeem me from the hand of oppressors’?
Cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
But what does your arguing prove?
And the speeches of a desperate one, which are as wind?
And you pundermine your friend.
For I would never lie to your face.
29 qYield now, let there be no injustice!
Cannot my 4taste discern the unsavory?
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