Job 6
American Standard Version
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just

1Then Job answered and said,

2Oh that my vexation were but weighed, And all my calamity laid in the balances!

3For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas: Therefore have my words been rash.

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.

5Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? Or loweth the ox over his fodder?

6Can that which hath no savor be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

7My soul refuseth to touch them ; They are as loathsome food to me.

8Oh that I might have my request; And that God would grant me the thing that I long for!

9Even that it would please God to crush me; That he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!

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.

11What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is mine end, that I should be patient?

12Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh of brass?

13Is it not that I have no help in me, And that wisdom is driven quite from me?

14To him that is ready to faint kindness'should be showed from his friend; Even to him that forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.

15My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, As the channel of brooks that pass away;

16Which are black by reason of the ice, And wherein the snow hideth itself:

17What time they wax warm, they vanish; When it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.

18The caravans that travel by the way of them turn aside; They go up into the waste, and perish.

19The caravans of Tema looked, The companies of Sheba waited for them.

20They were put to shame because they had hoped; They came thither, and were confounded.

21For now ye are nothing; Ye see a terror, and are afraid.

22Did I say, Give unto me? Or, Offer a present for me of your substance?

23Or, Deliver me from the adversary's hand? Or, Redeem me from the hand of the oppressors?

24Teach me, and I will hold my peace; And cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

25How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what doth it reprove?

26Do ye think to reprove words, Seeing that the speeches of one that is desperate are as wind?

27Yea, ye would cast lots upon the fatherless, And make merchandise of your friend.

28Now therefore be pleased to look upon me; For surely I shall not lie to your face.

29Return, I pray you, let there be no injustice; Yea, return again, my cause is righteous.

30Is there injustice on my tongue? Cannot my taste discern mischievous things?

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. Job shows that his complaints are not causeless.
8. He wishes for death, wherein he is assured of comfort.
14. He reproves his friends of unkindness.
Job 1: Job's Character and Wealth

Job 2: Job Loses his Health

Job 3: Job Laments his Birth

Job 4: Eliphaz: the Innocent Prosper

Job 5: Eliphaz Continues

Job 6: Job Replies: My Complaint is Just

Job 7: Job Continues: Life Seems Futile

Job 8: Bildad: Job Should Repent

Job 9: Job: No Arbiter Between God and Man

Job 10: Job's Plea to God

Job 11: Zophar Rebukes Job

Job 12: Job's Response to Zophar

Job 13: Job Reproves his Friends

Job 14: Job Acknowledges the Finality of Death

Job 15: Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God

Job 16: Job: Poor Comforters Are You

Job 17: Job Appeals From Men to God

Job 18: Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked

Job 19: Job: My Redeemer Lives

Job 20: Zophar: Triumph of the Wicked is Short

Job 21: Job: God Will Deal with the Wicked

Job 22: Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job

Job 23: Job Responds: He Longs for God

Job 24: Job: Why Are the Wicked Unpunished

Job 25: Bildad: Man Cannot Be Righteous

Job 26: Job: who Can Understand God's Majesty

Job 27: Job Affirms his Integrity

Job 28: The Earth's Treasures

Job 29: Job's Former Blessings

Job 30: Job's Honor is Turned Into Contempt

Job 31: Job's Final Appeal

Job 32: Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends

Job 33: Elihu Rebukes Job

Job 34: Elihu Confirms God's Justice

Job 35: Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice

Job 36: Elihu Shows God's Justice and Power

Job 37: Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty

Job 38: God Challenges Job

Job 39: God Speaks of His Creation

Job 40: Job Humbles Himself Before God

Job 41: God's Power Shown in Creatures

Job 42: Job Submits Himself to God

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