Job sheweth that his complaints are not causeless.
Job 6:1 Then responded Job, and said: Job 6:2 Oh that, weighed, were my vexation, and, my engulfing ruininto the balances, they would lift up all at once! Job 6:3 For, now, beyond the sand of the seas, would it be heavy, On this account, my words, have wandered. Job 6:4 For, the arrows of the Almighty, are in me, The heat whereof, my spirit is drinking up, The, terrors of GOD, array themselves against me. Job 6:5 Doth the wild ass bray over grass? Or loweth the ox over his fodder? Job 6:6 Can that which hath no savour be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg? Job 6:7 My soul hath refused to touch, Those things, are like disease in my food.
He wisheth for death, wherein he is assured of comfort.
Job 6:8 Oh that my request would come! and, my hope, oh that GOD would grant! Job 6:9 That it would please GOD to crush me, That he would set free his hand, and cut me off! Job 6:10 So might it still be my comfort, And I might exult in the anguish he would not spare,That I had not concealed the sayings of the Holy One. Job 6:11 What is my strength, that I should hope? Or what mine end, that I should prolong my desire? Job 6:12 Is my strength, the strength of stones? Or is, my flesh, of bronze? Job 6:13 Is there any help at all in me? Is not, abiding success, driven from me?
He reproveth his friends for their unkindness.
Job 6:14 The despairing, from his friend, should have lovingkindness, or, the reverence of the Almighty, he may forsake. Job 6:15 Mine own brethren, have proved treacherous like a torrent, like a channel of torrents which disappear: Job 6:16 Which darken by reason of the cold, over them, is a covering made by the snow: Job 6:17 By the time they begin to thaw, they are dried up, as soon as it is warm, they have vanished out of their place. Job 6:18 Caravans turn aside by their course, they go up into a waste, and are lost: Job 6:19 The caravans of Tema looked about, the travelling companies of Sheba, hoped for them: Job 6:20 They are ashamed that they had trusted, They have come up to one of them, and are confounded. Job 6:21 For, now, ye have come to him, ye see something fearful, and fear. Job 6:22 Is it that I said, Make me a gift, or, out of your abundance, offer a bribe on my behalf; Job 6:23 And deliver me from the hand of the adversary? And, out of the hand of tyrants, ransom me? Job 6:24 Show me, and, I, will hold my peace, And, wherein I have erred, cause me to understand. Job 6:25 How pleasant are the sayings that are right! But what can a decision from you, decide? Job 6:26 To decide words, do ye intend, When, to the wind, are spoken the sayings of one in despair? Job 6:27 Surely, the fatherless, ye would assail, and make merchandise of your friend! Job 6:28 But, now, be pleased to turn to me, that it may be, to your faces, if I speak falsehood, Job 6:29 Reply, I pray you, let there be no perversity, Yea reply even yet, my vindication is in it! Job 6:30 Is there, in my tongue, perversity? Or can, my sense, not discern, engulfing ruin?