Job 6:6
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New International Version
Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there flavor in the sap of the mallow?

New Living Translation
Don't people complain about unsalted food? Does anyone want the tasteless white of an egg?

English Standard Version
Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt, or is there any taste in the juice of the mallow?

New American Standard Bible
"Can something tasteless be eaten without salt, Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

King James Bible
Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Is bland food eaten without salt? Is there flavor in an egg white?

International Standard Version
Tasteless food isn't eaten without salt, is it? Is there any taste in an egg white?

NET Bible
Can food that is tasteless be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there any flavor in the white of an egg?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Can that which hath no savour be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the juice of mallows?

New American Standard 1977
“Can something tasteless be eaten without salt,
            Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

King James 2000 Bible
Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

American King James Version
Can that which is unsavory be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or can an unsavoury thing be eaten, that is not seasoned with salt? or can a man taste that which when tasted bringeth death?

Darby Bible Translation
Shall that which is insipid be eaten without salt? Is there any taste in the white of an egg?

English Revised Version
Can that which hath no savour be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

Webster's Bible Translation
Can that which is unsavory be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

World English Bible
Can that which has no flavor be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

Young's Literal Translation
Eaten is an insipid thing without salt? Is there sense in the drivel of dreams?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:1-7 Job still justifies himself in his complaints. In addition to outward troubles, the inward sense of God's wrath took away all his courage and resolution. The feeling sense of the wrath of God is harder to bear than any outward afflictions. What then did the Saviour endure in the garden and on the cross, when he bare our sins, and his soul was made a sacrifice to Divine justice for us! Whatever burden of affliction, in body or estate, God is pleased to lay upon us, we may well submit to it as long as he continues to us the use of our reason, and the peace of our conscience; but if either of these is disturbed, our case is very pitiable. Job reflects upon his friends for their censures. He complains he had nothing offered for his relief, but what was in itself tasteless, loathsome, and burdensome.
Study Bible
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just
5"Does the wild donkey bray over his grass, Or does the ox low over his fodder? 6"Can something tasteless be eaten without salt, Or is there any taste in the white of an egg? 7"My soul refuses to touch them; They are like loathsome food to me.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:13
You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its savor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.

Job 6:5
"Does the wild donkey bray over his grass, Or does the ox low over his fodder?

Job 6:7
"My soul refuses to touch them; They are like loathsome food to me.
Treasury of Scripture

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that which.

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Leviticus 2:13 And every oblation of your meat offering shall you season with salt…

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Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you …

taste.

Job 6:30 Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?

Job 12:11 Does not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?

Job 34:3 For the ear tries words, as the mouth tastes meat.

Psalm 119:103 How sweet are your words to my taste! yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Hebrews 6:4,5 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have …

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