Job 6:6
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English Standard Version
Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt, or is there any taste in the juice of the mallow?

King James Bible
Can that which is unsavoury 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?

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?

Job 6:6 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

22 At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh,

And from the beasts of the earth thou hast nothing to fear.

23 For thou art in league with the stones of the field,

And the beasts of the field are at peace with thee.

24 And thou knowest that peace is thy pavilion;

And thou searchest thy household, and findest nothing wanting.

25 Thou knowest also that thy seed shall be numerous,

And thy offspring as the herb of the ground.

26 Thou shalt come to thy grave in a ripe age,

As shocks of corn are brought in in their season.

27 Lo! this we have searched out, so it is:

Hear it, and give thou heed to it.

The verb שׂחק is construed (Job 5:22) with ל of that which is despised, as Job 39:7, Job 39:18; Job 41:21 [Hebr.]. על־תּירא is the form of subjective negation [vid. Ges. 152, 1: Tr.]: only fear thou not equals thou hast no occasion. In Job 5:23, בּריתך is the shortest substantive form for לך בּרית. The whole of nature will be at peace with thee: the stones of the field, that they do not injure the fertility of thy fields; the wild beasts of the field, that they do not hurt thee and thy herds. The same promise that Hosea (Hosea 2:20) utters in reference to the last days is here used individually. From this we see how deeply the Chokma had searched into the history of Paradise and the Fall. Since man, the appointed lord of the earth, has been tempted by a reptile, and has fallen by a tree, his relation to nature, and its relation to him, has been reversed: it is an incongruity, which is again as a whole put right (שׁלום), as the false relation of man to God is put right. In Job 5:24, שׁלום (which might also be adj.) is predicate: thou wilt learn (וידעתּ, praet. consec. with accented ultima, as e.g., Deuteronomy 4:39, here with Tiphcha initiale s. anterius, which does not indicate the grammatical tone-syllable) that thy tent is peace, i.e., in a condition of contentment and peace on all sides. Job 5:24 is to be arranged: And when thou examinest thy household, then thou lackest nothing, goest not astray, i.e., thou findest everything, without missing anything, in the place where thou seekest it.

Job 5:25 reminds one of the Salomonic Psalm 72:16. צאצאים in the Old Testament is found only in Isaiah and the book of Job. The meaning of the noun כּלח, which occurs only here and Job 30:2, is clear. Referring to the verb כּלח, Arabic qahila (qalhama), to be shrivelled up, very aged, it signifies the maturity of old age, - an idea which may be gained more easily if we connect כּלח with כּלה (to be completed), like קשׁח with קשׁה (to be hard).

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Job 6:6 Parallel Commentaries

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that which.

Job 6:25 How forcible are right words! but what does your arguing reprove?

Job 16:2 I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are you all.

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

Luke 14:34 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his flavor, with which shall it be seasoned?

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every man.

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 tasted of the heavenly gift...

Cross References
Matthew 5:13
"You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.

Job 6:5
Does the wild donkey bray when he has grass, or the ox low over his fodder?

Job 6:7
My appetite refuses to touch them; they are as food that is loathsome to me.

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