Book 18 of 66: Job: Chapter 006 of 42

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But Job answered and said,


018:006:002
Oh that my grief were throughly weighed,
and my calamity laid in the balances together!


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For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea:
therefore my words are swallowed up.


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For the arrows of the Almighty are within me,
the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit:
the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.


018:006:005
Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass?
or loweth the ox over his fodder?


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Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt?
or is there any taste in the white of an egg?


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The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat.


018:006:008
Oh that I might have my request;
and that God would grant me the thing that I long for!


018:006:009
Even that it would please God to destroy me;
that he would let loose his hand,
and cut me off!


018:006:010
Then should I yet have comfort;
yea,
I would harden myself in sorrow:
let him not spare;
for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.


018:006:011
What is my strength,
that I should hope?
and what is mine end,
that I should prolong my life?


018:006:012
Is my strength the strength of stones?
or is my flesh of brass?


018:006:013
Is not my help in me?
and is wisdom driven quite from me?


018:006:014
To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend;
but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.


018:006:015
My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook,
and as the stream of brooks they pass away;


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Which are blackish by reason of the ice,
and wherein the snow is hid:


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What time they wax warm,
they vanish:
when it is hot,
they are consumed out of their place.


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The paths of their way are turned aside;
they go to nothing,
and perish.


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The troops of Tema looked,
the companies of Sheba waited for them.


018:006:020
They were confounded because they had hoped;
they came thither,
and were ashamed.


018:006:021
For now ye are nothing;
ye see my casting down,
and are afraid.


018:006:022
Did I say,
Bring unto me?
or,
Give a reward for me of your substance?


018:006:023
Or,
Deliver me from the enemy's hand?
or,
Redeem me from the hand of the mighty?


018:006:024
Teach me,
and I will hold my tongue:
and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.


018:006:025
How forcible are right words!
but what doth your arguing reprove?


018:006:026
Do ye imagine to reprove words,
and the speeches of one that is desperate,
which are as wind?


018:006:027
Yea,
ye overwhelm the fatherless,
and ye dig a pit for your friend.


018:006:028
Now therefore be content,
look upon me;
for it is evident unto you if I lie.


018:006:029
Return,
I pray you,
let it not be iniquity;
yea,
return again,
my righteousness is in it.


018:006:030
Is there iniquity in my tongue?
cannot my taste discern perverse things?


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