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Job 6 - NIV


1 Then Job replied:


“If only my anguish could be weighed
and all my misery be placed on the scales!

3 It would surely outweigh the sand of the seas—
no wonder my words have been impetuous.

4 The arrows of the Almighty are in me,
my spirit drinks in their poison;
God’s terrors are marshaled against me.

5 Does a wild donkey bray when it has grass,
or an ox bellow when it has fodder?

6 Is tasteless food eaten without salt,
or is there flavor in the sap of the mallow[a] ?

7 I refuse to touch it;
such food makes me ill.


“Oh, that I might have my request,
that God would grant what I hope for,

9 that God would be willing to crush me,
to let loose his hand and cut off my life!

10 Then I would still have this consolation—
my joy in unrelenting pain—
that I had not denied the words of the Holy One.


“What strength do I have, that I should still hope?
What prospects, that I should be patient?

12 Do I have the strength of stone?
Is my flesh bronze?

13 Do I have any power to help myself,
now that success has been driven from me?


“Anyone who withholds kindness from a friend
forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

15 But my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams,
as the streams that overflow

16 when darkened by thawing ice
and swollen with melting snow,

17 but that stop flowing in the dry season,
and in the heat vanish from their channels.

18 Caravans turn aside from their routes;
they go off into the wasteland and perish.

19 The caravans of Tema look for water,
the traveling merchants of Sheba look in hope.

20 They are distressed, because they had been confident;
they arrive there, only to be disappointed.

21 Now you too have proved to be of no help;
you see something dreadful and are afraid.

22 Have I ever said, ‘Give something on my behalf,
pay a ransom for me from your wealth,

23 deliver me from the hand of the enemy,
rescue me from the clutches of the ruthless’?


“Teach me, and I will be quiet;
show me where I have been wrong.

25 How painful are honest words!
But what do your arguments prove?

26 Do you mean to correct what I say,
and treat my desperate words as wind?

27 You would even cast lots for the fatherless
and barter away your friend.


“But now be so kind as to look at me.
Would I lie to your face?

29 Relent, do not be unjust;
reconsider, for my integrity is at stake.[b]

30 Is there any wickedness on my lips?
Can my mouth not discern malice?


a. Job 6:6 The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
b. Job 6:29 Or my righteousness still stands

Sermons on Job 6 More sermons: Job 6

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: 1,352
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
Views: 6,288
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: 2,313
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