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Job 6:1-7 World English Bible (WEB)

Then Job answered,

“Oh that my anguish were weighed,
    and all my calamity laid in the balances!
For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas,
    therefore have my words been rash.
For the arrows of the Almighty are within me.
    My spirit drinks up their poison.
The terrors of God set themselves in array against me.
    Does the wild donkey bray when he has grass?
Or does the ox low over his fodder?
    Can that which has no flavor be eaten without salt?
Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?
    My soul refuses to touch them.
They are as loathsome food to me.

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Job 6:1-7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Job’s Friends Are No Help

Then Job [a]answered,

Oh that my grief were actually weighed
And laid in the balances together with my calamity!
“For then it would be heavier than the sand of the seas;
Therefore my words have been rash.
“For the arrows of the Almighty are within me,
[b]Their poison my spirit drinks;
The terrors of God are arrayed against me.
“Does the wild donkey bray over his grass,
Or does the ox low over his fodder?
“Can something tasteless be eaten without salt,
Or is there any taste in the [c]white of an egg?
“My soul refuses to touch them;
They are like loathsome food to me.

Footnotes:

  1. Job 6:1 Lit answered and said
  2. Job 6:4 Lit Whose
  3. Job 6:6 Heb hallamuth, meaning uncertain. Perhaps the juice of a plant
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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