6 Then Job replied:
and all my misery be placed on the scales!p
3 It would surely outweigh the sandq of the seas—
no wonder my words have been impetuous.r
or an ox bellow when it has fodder?b
such food makes me ill.d
that God would grant what I hope for,e
9 that God would be willing to crushf me,
to let loose his hand and cut off my life!g
10 Then I would still have this consolationh—
my joy in unrelenting paini—
What prospects, that I should be patient?l
Is my flesh bronze?m
13 Do I have any power to help myself,n
now that success has been driven from me?
14 “Anyone who withholds kindness from a friendo
forsakes the fear of the Almighty.p
15 But my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams,q
as the streams that overflow
and swollen with melting snow,r
and in the heats vanish from their channels.
they go off into the wasteland and perish.
19 The caravans of Temat look for water,
the traveling merchants of Shebau look in hope.
they arrive there, only to be disappointed.v
you see something dreadful and are afraid.w
rescue me from the clutches of the ruthless’?z
24 “Teach me, and I will be quiet;a
show me where I have been wrong.b
25 How painful are honest words!c
But what do your arguments prove?
and treat my desperate words as wind?d
and barter away your friend.
Would I lie to your face?g
29 Relent, do not be unjust;h
30 Is there any wickedness on my lips?k
Can my mouth not discernl malice?
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