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Job 6:2
“Oh that my grief were thoroughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!
Oh that my vexation were but weighed, And all my calamity laid in the balances!
“Oh, that my grief could actually be weighed And placed in the balances together with my tragedy [to see if my grief is the grief of a coward]!
Oh, that my impatience and vexation might be [thoroughly] weighed and all my calamity be laid up over against them in the balances, one against the other [to see if my grief is unmanly]!
Oh that my grief were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!
Oh, that my grief were actually weighed, all of it were lifted up in scales;
“I wish my frustration could be weighed, all my calamities laid on the scales!
It’s impossible to weigh my misery and grief!
Oh that my grief were thoroughly weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!
O that my sins, whereby I have deserved wrath, and the calamity that I suffer, were weighed in a balance.
“I wish my suffering could be weighed and all my trouble be put on the scales.
“Oh that my vexation were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!
“Oh that my vexation were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!
“·I wish [or If only] my ·suffering [anguish; irritation] could be weighed and my misery put on scales.
Oh that my grief were well weighed, and my miseries were laid together in the balance!
“If only my grief could be weighed, if only my misery could be laid on the scales with it,
If my troubles and griefs were weighed on scales,
If only my grief could be weighed and my devastation placed with it in the scales.
“I wish my suffering could be weighed. And I wish my misery could be put on the scales.
“If only my grief could be weighed; or my calamity piled together on a balance scale!
Oh that my grief and calamity were justly weighed and laid equally in the balances!
Oh that my grief were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!
Oh that my grief were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!
“If only my vexation could be well weighed, and my calamity could be lifted up together with it in the balances,
“Oh, that my sadness and troubles were weighed.
Job answered: “If my misery could be weighed, if you could pile the whole bitter load on the scales, It would be heavier than all the sand of the sea! Is it any wonder that I’m screaming like a caged cat? The arrows of God Almighty are in me, poison arrows—and I’m poisoned all through! God has dumped the whole works on me. Donkeys bray and cows moo when they run out of pasture— so don’t expect me to keep quiet in this. Do you see what God has dished out for me? It’s enough to turn anyone’s stomach! Everything in me is repulsed by it— it makes me sick.
“Oh, that my grief were fully weighed, and my calamity laid with it on the scales!
“If only my grief could be weighed, if only my misery could be laid on the scales with it,
Ah, could my anguish but be measured and my calamity laid with it in the scales,
“Oh that my grief were actually weighed And laid in the balances together with my calamity!
“I wish my suffering could be weighed and my misery put on scales.
“Oh, if only my grief could be weighed, and my misfortune laid on the scales too!
“I wish my great pain could be weighed! I wish all my suffering could be weighed on scales!
“If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on the scales!
‘If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on the scales!
“Oh, that my grief were fully weighed, And my calamity laid with it on the scales!
“If only my trials and troubles were weighed!
“If my misery could be weighed and my troubles be put on the scales,
“O that my vexation were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!
‘O that my vexation were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!
‘O that my vexation were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!
“O that my vexation were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!
Oh that my ka’as (vexation) were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the scales together!
“O that my vexation were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!
“O that my vexation were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!
“If only my grief could be weighed and my calamity placed on the scales.
Job: Would that my anguish were weighed, laid on a scale together with the disaster I’ve suffered!
“Oh that my anguish were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!
I would (I wish), that my sins, by which I have deserved the wrath of God, and the wretchedness which I suffer, were weighed in a balance.
O that my provocation were thoroughly weighed, And my calamity in balances They would lift up together!
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