Job 6 (asv)
6:2Oh that my vexation were but weighed,
And all my calamity laid in the balances!
6:3For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas:
Therefore have my words been rash.
6:4For the arrows of the Almighty are within me,
The poison whereof my spirit drinketh up:
The terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.
6:5Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass?
Or loweth the ox over his fodder?
6:6Can that which hath no savor be eaten without salt?
Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?
6:7My soul refuseth to touch them;
They are as loathsome food to me. \\ \\
6:8Oh that I might have my request;
And that God would grant me the thing that I long for!
6:9Even that it would please God to crush me;
That he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!
6:10And be it still my consolation,
Yea, let me exult in pain that spareth not,
That I have not denied the words of the Holy One.
And what is mine end, that I should be patient?
Or is my flesh of brass?
6:13Is it not that I have no help in me,
And that wisdom is driven quite from me?
6:14To him that is ready to faint kindness should be showed from his friend;
6:15My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook,
As the channel of brooks that pass away;
6:16Which are black by reason of the ice,
And wherein the snow hideth itself:
6:17What time they wax warm, they vanish;
When it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.
6:18The caravans that travel by the way of them turn aside;
They go up into the waste, and perish.
6:19The caravans of Tema looked,
The companies of Sheba waited for them.
6:20They were put to shame because they had hoped;
They came thither, and were confounded.
6:21For now ye are nothing;
Ye see a terror, and are afraid.
6:22Did I say, Give unto me?
Or, Offer a present for me of your substance?
6:23Or, Deliver me from the adversary's hand?
Or, Redeem me from the hand of the oppressors?
And cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
6:25How forcible are words of uprightness!
But your reproof, what doth it reprove?
6:26Do ye think to reprove words,
Seeing that the speeches of one that is desperate are as wind?
6:27Yea, ye would cast lots upon the fatherless,
And make merchandise of your friend.
6:28Now therefore be pleased to look upon me;
For surely I shall not lie to your face.
6:29Return, I pray you, let there be no injustice;
Yea, return again, my cause is righteous.
6:30Is there injustice on my tongue?