Job sheweth that his complaints are not causeless.
Job 6:1 Bvt Iob answered, and said, Job 6:2 Oh that my griefe were well weighed, and my miseries were layed together in the balance. Job 6:3 For it woulde be nowe heauier then the sande of the sea: therefore my wordes are swallowed vp. Job 6:4 For the arrowes of the Almightie are in me, the venime whereof doeth drinke vp my spirit, and the terrours of God fight against me. Job 6:5 Doeth the wilde asse bray when he hath grasse? or loweth the oxe when he hath fodder? Job 6:6 That which is vnsauerie, shall it be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egge? Job 6:7 Such things as my soule refused to touch, as were sorowes, are my meate.
He wisheth for death, wherein he is assured of comfort.
Job 6:8 Oh that I might haue my desire, and that God would grant me the thing that I long for! Job 6:9 That is, that God would destroy me: that he would let his hand go, and cut me off. Job 6:10 Then should I yet haue comfort, (though I burne with sorowe, let him not spare) because I haue not denyed the wordes of the Holy one. Job 6:11 What power haue I that I should endure? or what is mine end, if 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 it not so, that there is in me no helpe? and that strength is taken from me?
He reproveth his friends for their unkindness.
Job 6:14 He that is in miserie, ought to be comforted of his neighbour: but men haue forsaken the feare of the Almightie. Job 6:15 My brethre haue deceiued me as a brook, and as the rising of the riuers they passe away. Job 6:16 Which are blackish with yee, and wherein the snowe is hid. Job 6:17 But in time they are dryed vp with heate and are consumed: and when it is hote they faile out of their places, Job 6:18 Or they depart from their way and course, yea, they vanish and perish. Job 6:19 They that go to Tema, considered them, and they that goe to Sheba, waited for them. Job 6:20 But they were confounded: when they hoped, they came thither and were ashamed. Job 6:21 Surely nowe are ye like vnto it: ye haue seene my fearefull plague, and are afraide. Job 6:22 Was it because I said, Bring vnto me? or giue a rewarde to me of your substance? Job 6:23 And deliuer me from the enemies hande, or ransome me out of the hand of tyrants? Job 6:24 Teach me, and I wil hold my tongue: & cause me to vnderstande, wherein I haue erred. Job 6:25 Howe stedfast are the wordes of righteousnes? and what can any of you iustly reproue? Job 6:26 Doe ye imagine to reproue wordes, that the talke of the afflicted should be as the winde? Job 6:27 Ye make your wrath to fall vpon the fatherlesse, and dig a pit for your friende. Job 6:28 Nowe therefore be content to looke vpon me: for I will not lie before your face. Job 6:29 Turne, I pray you, let there be none iniquitie: returne, I say, and ye shall see yet my righteousnesse in that behalfe. Job 6:30 Is there iniquitie in my tongue? doeth not my mouth feele sorowes?