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Job 6

6:1 And Job answereth and saith: -- 6:2 O that my provocation were thoroughly weighed, And my calamity in balances They would lift up together! 6:3 For now, than the sands of the sea it is heavier, Therefore my words have been rash. 6:4 For arrows of the Mighty [are] with me, Whose poison is drinking up my spirit. Terrors of God array themselves [for] me! 6:5 Brayeth a wild ass over tender grass Loweth an ox over his provender 6:6 Eaten is an insipid thing without salt Is there sense in the drivel of dreams 6:7 My soul is refusing to touch! They [are] as my sickening food.  6:8 O that my request may come, That God may grant my hope! 6:9 That God would please--and bruise me, Loose His hand and cut me off! 6:10 And yet it is my comfort, (And I exult in pain--He doth not spare,) That I have not hidden The sayings of the Holy One. 6:11 What [is] my power that I should hope And what mine end That I should prolong my life 6:12 Is my strength the strength of stones Is my flesh brazen 6:13 Is not my help with me, And substance driven from me  6:14 To a despiser of his friends [is] shame, And the fear of the Mighty he forsaketh. 6:15 My brethren have deceived as a brook, As a stream of brooks they pass away. 6:16 That are black because of ice, By them doth snow hide itself. 6:17 By the time they are warm they have been cut off, By its being hot they have been Extinguished from their place. 6:18 Turn aside do the paths of their way, They ascend into emptiness, and are lost. 6:19 Passengers of Tema looked expectingly, Travellers of Sheba hoped for them. 6:20 They were ashamed that one hath trusted, They have come unto it and are confounded. 6:21 Surely now ye have become the same! Ye see a downfall, and are afraid.  6:22 Is it because I said, Give to me And, By your power bribe for me 6:23 And, Deliver me from the hand of an adversary And, From the hand of terrible ones ransom me 6:24 Shew me, and I--I keep silent, And what I have erred, let me understand. 6:25 How powerful have been upright sayings, And what doth reproof from you reprove 6:26 For reproof--do you reckon words And for wind--sayings of the desperate. 6:27 Anger on the fatherless ye cause to fall, And are strange to your friend. 6:28 And, now, please, look upon me, Even to your face do I lie 6:29 Turn back, I pray you, let it not be perverseness, Yea, turn back again--my righteousness [is] in it. 6:30 Is there in my tongue perverseness Discerneth not my palate desirable things 

Young's Literal Translation - Public Domain