Job sheweth that his complaints are not causeless.
Job 6:1 But Iob answered, and sayd, Job 6:2 Oh that my griefe were throughly weighed, and my calamitie layd in the balances together. Job 6:3 For now it would be heauier then the sand of the sea, therefore my words are swallowed vp. Job 6:4 For the arrowes of the Almightie are within me, the poyson whereof drinketh vp my spirit: the terrors of God doe set themselues in aray against mee. Job 6:5 Doeth the wilde asse bray when he hath grasse? or loweth the oxe ouer his fodder? Job 6:6 Can that which is vnsauery, bee eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egge? Job 6:7 The things [that] my soule refused to touch, are as my sorrowfull meat.
He wisheth for death, wherein he is assured of comfort.
Job 6:8 O that I might haue my request! and that God would graunt mee the thing that I long for! Job 6:9 Euen that it would please God to destroy mee, that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off. Job 6:10 Then should I yet haue comfort, yea I would harden my selfe in sorrow; let him not spare, for I haue not concealed the words of the holy One. Job 6:11 What [is] my strength, that I should hope? and what [is] mine ende, that I should prolong my life? Job 6:12 [Is] my strength the strength of stones? or [is] my flesh of brasse? Job 6:13 [Is] not my helpe in me? and [is] wisedome driuen quite from me?
He reproveth his friends for their unkindness.
Job 6:14 To him that is afflicted, pitie [should be shewed] from his friend; But he forsaketh the feare of the Almighty. Job 6:15 My brethren haue delt deceitfully as a brooke, [&] as the streame of brookes they passe away, Job 6:16 Which are blackish by reason of the yce, [and] wherein the snow is hid: Job 6:17 What time they waxe warme, they vanish: when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place. Job 6:18 The pathes of their way are turned aside; they goe to nothing, and perish. Job 6:19 The troupes of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them. Job 6:20 They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed. Job 6:21 For now ye are nothing; ye see [my] casting downe, and are afraid. Job 6:22 Did I say, Bring vnto mee? or giue a reward for me of your substance? Job 6:23 Or deliuer me from the enemies hand, or redeeme me from the hand of the mighty? Job 6:24 Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause mee to vnderstand wherein I haue erred. Job 6:25 How forcible are right wordes? but what doeth your arguing reproue? Job 6:26 Do ye imagine to reproue words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which [are] as winde? Job 6:27 Yea, ye ouerwhelme the fatherlesse, and you digge [a pit] for your friend. Job 6:28 Now therefore be content, looke vpon mee, for it is euident vnto [you], if I lie. Job 6:29 Returne, I pray you, let it not be iniquitie; yea returne againe: my righteousnesse [is] in it. Job 6:30 Is there iniquitie in my tongue? cannot my taste discerne peruerse things?