Job 6 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Job 6

Job 6:1

Then Job answered and said,

Job 6:2

Oh that my vexation were but weighed, And all my calamity laid in the balances!

Job 6:3

For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas: Therefore have my words been rash.

Job 6:4

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

Job 6:5

Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? Or loweth the ox over his fodder?

Job 6:6

Can that which hath no savor be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

Job 6:7

My soul refuseth to touch [them]; They are as loathsome food to me.

Job 6:8

Oh that I might have my request; And that God would grant [me] the thing that I long for!

Job 6:9

Even that it would please God to crush me; That he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!

Job 6:10

And be it still my consolation, Yea, let me exult in pain that spareth not, That I have not denied the words of the Holy One.

Job 6:11

What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is mine end, that I should be patient?

Job 6:12

Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh of brass?

Job 6:13

Is it not that I have no help in me, And that wisdom is driven quite from me?

Job 6:14

To him that is ready to faint kindness [should be showed] from his friend; Even to him that forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.

Job 6:15

My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, As the channel of brooks that pass away;

Job 6:16

Which are black by reason of the ice, [And] wherein the snow hideth itself:

Job 6:17

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

Job 6:18

The caravans [that travel] by the way of them turn aside; They go up into the waste, and perish.

Job 6:19

The caravans of Tema looked, The companies of Sheba waited for them.

Job 6:20

They were put to shame because they had hoped; They came thither, and were confounded.

Job 6:21

For now ye are nothing; Ye see a terror, and are afraid.

Job 6:22

Did I say, Give unto me? Or, Offer a present for me of your substance?

Job 6:23

Or, Deliver me from the adversary’s hand? Or, Redeem me from the hand of the oppressors?

Job 6:24

Teach me, and I will hold my peace; And cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

Job 6:25

How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what doth it reprove?

Job 6:26

Do ye think to reprove words, Seeing that the speeches of one that is desperate are as wind?

Job 6:27

Yea, ye would cast [lots] upon the fatherless, And make merchandise of your friend.

Job 6:28

Now therefore be pleased to look upon me; For surely I shall not lie to your face.

Job 6:29

Return, I pray you, let there be no injustice; Yea, return again, my cause is righteous.

Job 6:30

Is there injustice on my tongue? Cannot my taste discern mischievous things?

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