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6 But Job answered and said,

Oh that my agrief were throughly weighed,

And my aacalamity laid in the balances together!

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

Therefore ||my words care swallowed up.

For dthe arrows of the Almighty are within me,

The poison whereof drinketh up my spirit:

eThe terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.

Doth the fwild ass bray when he hath grass?

Or loweth the ox over his gfodder?

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.

Oh that I might have hmy request;

And that God would grant me the thing that I long for!

Even that iit would please God to jdestroy me;

That he would let loose his hand, and kcut me off!

10  Then should I yet have comfort;

Yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: llet him not spare;

For I have not mconcealed mmthe words of nthe Holy One.

11  What is my strength, that I should hope?

And what is mine end, that I should oprolong my life?

12  Is my strength the strength of stones?

Or is my flesh of brass?

13  Is not my help in me?

And is pwisdom driven quite from me?

14  To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed qfrom his friend;

But he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.

15  My brethren rhave dealt deceitfully as a brook,

And sas the stream of brooks they pass away;

16  Which are blackish by reason of the ice,

And wherein the snow is hid:

17  What time they wax warm, they vanish:

When it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.

18  The paths of their way tare turned aside;

They go to unothing, and perish.

19  The troops of xTema looked,

The companies of ySheba waited for them.

20  They were zconfounded because they had hoped;

They came thither, and were zashamed.

21  ||For now ye are nothing;

Ye see my casting down, and are afraid.

22  Did I say, Bring unto me?

Or, Give a reward for me of your asubstance?

23  Or, Deliver me from the enemy’s hand?

Or, Redeem me from the hand of the bmighty?

24  Teach me, and I will hold my tongue:

And cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

25  How cforcible are right words!

But what doth your arguing reprove?

26  Do ye imagine to reprove words,

And the speeches of one that is ddesperate, which are as wind?

27  Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless,

And ye edig a pit for your friend.

28  Now therefore be content, flook upon me;

For it is evident unto you if I lie.

29  gReturn, I pray you, let it not be iniquity;

Yea, return again, my righteousness is ||in it.

30  Is there iniquity in my tongue?

Cannot my taste discern hperverse things?

KJV 1900

About King James Version

This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.

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