Job 61599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
6 1 Job answereth, that his pain is more grievous than his fault. 8 He wisheth death. 14 He complaineth of his friends.
1 But Job answered and said,
2 Oh that my grief were well weighed, and my miseries were laid together in the [a]balance!
3 For it would be now heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are [b]swallowed up.
4 For the arrows of the Almighty are in me, the venom whereof doth drink up my spirit, and the terrors of God [c]fight against me.
5 Doth the [d]wild ass bray when he hath grass? or loweth the ox when he hath fodder?
6 That which is [e]unsavory, shall it be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?
7 Such things as my soul refused to touch, as were sorrows, are my meat.
8 Oh that I might have my [f]desire, and that God would grant me the thing that I long for!
9 That is, that God would destroy me: that he would let his hand go, and cut me off.
10 Then should I yet have comfort, (though I burn with sorrow, let him not spare) [g]because I have not denied the words of the Holy one.
11 What power have I that I should endure? or what is mine [h]end, if I should prolong my life?
12 Is my strength the strength of stones? or is my flesh of brass?
14 He that is in misery, ought to be comforted of his neighbor: but men have forsaken the fear of the Almighty.
15 My brethren have deceived me as a [k]brook, and as the rising of the rivers they pass away.
16 Which are blackish with ice, and wherein the snow is hid.
17 But in time they are dried up with heat and are consumed: and when it is hot they fail out of their places,
18 Or they depart from their way and course, yea, they vanish and perish.
19 They that go to Tema, [l]considered them, and they that go to Sheba, waited for them.
20 But they were confounded: when they hoped, they came thither, and were ashamed.
21 Surely now are ye like [m]unto it: ye have seen my fearful plague, and are afraid.
22 Was it because I said, Bring unto me? or give a reward to me of your [n]substance?
23 And deliver me from the enemy’s hand, or ransom me out of the hand of tyrants?
24 Teach me, and I will [o]hold my tongue: and cause me to understand, wherein I have erred.
25 How [p]steadfast are the words of righteousness? and what can any of you justly reprove?
26 Do ye imagine to reprove [q]words, that the talk of the afflicted should be as the wind?
27 Ye make your wrath to fall upon the fatherless, and dig a pit for your friend.
28 Now therefore be content to [r]look upon me: for I will not lie before your face.
29 Turn, I pray you, let there be none iniquity: return, I say, and ye shall see yet my righteousness in that behalf. Is there iniquity in my tongue? doth not my mouth feel sorrows?
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