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Job 6 - ESV

Job Replies: My Complaint Is Just

1 Then Job answered and said:

2 "Oh that my vexation were weighed,
and all my calamity laid in the balances!
3 For then it would be heavier than the sand of the sea;
therefore my words have been rash.
4 For the arrows of the Almighty are in me;
my spirit drinks their poison;
the terrors of God are arrayed against me.
5 Does the wild donkey bray when he has grass,
or the ox low over his fodder?
6 Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt,
or is there any taste in the juice of the mallow?[a]
7 My appetite refuses to touch them;
they are as food that is loathsome to me.[b]
8 Oh that I might have my request,
and that God would fulfill my hope,
9 that it would please God to crush me,
that he would let loose his hand and cut me off!
10 This would be my comfort;
I would even exult[c] in pain unsparing,
for I have not denied the words of the Holy One.
11 What is my strength, that I should wait?
And what is my end, that I should be patient?
12 Is my strength the strength of stones, or is my flesh bronze?
13 Have I any help in me,
when resource is driven from me?
14 He who withholds[d] kindness from a friend
forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
15 My brothers are treacherous as a torrent-bed,
as torrential streams that pass away,
16 which are dark with ice,
and where the snow hides itself.
17 When they melt, they disappear;
when it is hot, they vanish from their place.
18 The caravans turn aside from their course;
they go up into the waste and perish.
19 The caravans of Tema look,
the travelers of Sheba hope.
20 They are ashamed because they were confident;
they come there and are disappointed.
21 For you have now become nothing;
you see my calamity and are afraid.
22 Have I said, Make me a gift?
Or, From your wealth offer a bribe for me?
23 Or, Deliver me from the adversary's hand?
Or, Redeem me from the hand of the ruthless?
24 Teach me, and I will be silent;
make me understand how I have gone astray.
25 How forceful are upright words!
But what does reproof from you reprove?
26 Do you think that you can reprove words,
when the speech of a despairing man is wind?
27 You would even cast lots over the fatherless,
and bargain over your friend.
28 But now, be pleased to look at me,
for I will not lie to your face.
29 Please turn; let no injustice be done.
Turn now; my vindication is at stake.
30 Is there any injustice on my tongue?
Cannot my palate discern the cause of calamity?


a. Job 6:6 The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain
b. Job 6:7 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
c. Job 6:10 The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain
d. Job 6:14 Syriac, Vulgate (compare Targum); the meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain

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Thomas Swope avatar
I’ve Had Enough!
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jan, 2016
Summary: A study of the book of Job 6: 1 – 13
Series: Job
Scripture: Job 6:1-13
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,359
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid avatar
Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Jun, 2015
Summary: Redeem time for your troubles sacrificed in the Name of Jesus in the business of God.
Scripture: Job 5:20-6:23
Denomination: Friends
Views: 270
Ron Henson avatar
The Illogical Argument
Shared by: Ron Henson on Jun, 2015
Summary: The argument that we cannot believe in God because there is no proof of God's existence is illogical. We make this requirement of faith when we do not require it for any other belief we hold.
Series: Atheism
Barry Edmondson avatar
Don't Through In The Towel
Shared by: Barry Edmondson on Mar, 2014
Summary: Have you ever felt like throwing in the towel? Do you know what it means to throw in the towel? It means to quit or to give up. Have you ever felt like your situation was so hopeless that the only thing you could possibly do was quit and never look back?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Job 6:8-13
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 4,197
Samuel Fulkerson avatar
Content But Not Satisfied
Shared by: Samuel Fulkerson on Apr, 2013
Summary: Be Content with your salvation, this Truth… but don’t be satisfied.
Scripture: Job 6:28
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,348
Greg Carr avatar
Don't Throw in the Towel
Shared by: Greg Carr on Feb, 2011
Summary: Lately, I have been hearing how the enemy has been picking on people in our church. When the enemy attacks you or your family or some aspect of your life, it might be easy to give up and let him have the victory but that is not what we are supposed to do.
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Job 6:1-12 Job 6:8-13
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 13,959
Joseph Smith avatar
Prayer and the Chronically Unhappy
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Apr, 2010
Summary: For Reformation Sunday, October 1987: Job in the Old Testament and Luther in the Reformation Era were chronically unhappy people, but used that as a form of spiritual energy to drive them toward creative achievement and an honest personal faith.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Job 6:8-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,249
Paul Carlson avatar
Even Great Faith Needs Godly Fellowship
Shared by: Paul Carlson on Feb, 2009
Summary: you want to know how to be a loyal Christian friend?
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Job 6:1-7:21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 947
Tom Shepard avatar
Is Life Fair? - Job Chapter Six
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Mar, 2007
Summary: This is a study on chapter six of Job.
based on 22 ratings
Scripture: Job 6:1-30
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 6,275
Raymond Maurer avatar
How do I overcome the anger from suffering?
Shared by: Raymond Maurer on Jul, 2004
Summary: How do I overcome anger from suffering? 1.Accept anger as a normal emotion 2.Beware of anger from an incomplete perspective 3.Confess my anger to prevent sin 4.Put your arms around Jesus
based on 21 ratings
Scripture: Job 6:1-9:35
Views: 2,305
Dana Chau avatar
The Needs of the Despairing
Shared by: Dana Chau on Nov, 2002
Summary: Learn to encourage the despairing by understanding how to meet the four needs of the despairing
based on 37 ratings
Scripture: Job 6:1-7:24
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,302
Daniel Olukoya avatar
Vagabond Anointing
Shared by: Daniel Olukoya on Jul, 2001
Summary: The vagabond anointing is responsible for the lack of direction and aimlessness in so many lives. The devil himself is a vagabond and he likes to distribute that anointing.
based on 202 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 26,552