Job 6
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1THEN Job answered and said,

2Oh that my grief were weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances against it!

3For then it would be heavier than the sand of the seas; therefore my words are restrained.

4For the arrows of the Almighty are in my flesh, and their poison drinks up my spirit; the terrors of God have frightened me.

5Does the wild ass bray over grass? Or does the ox low over the fodder?

6Or can that which is unsavory be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

7My soul is weary of its troubles, I lament like a drunken man in my affliction.

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

9So that God would hearken to cleanse me, and to spread out his hand and make me whole;

10And to be again my comfort, so that I may be restored to my strength without measure; for I have not lied against the words of the Holy One.

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

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

13Behold, his help is not in me, and his salvation is far off from me.

14He who withholds peace from his friend, forsakes the worship of the Almighty.

15My brethren have dealt deceitfully like dry brooks, like torrents which pass away.

16Those who were afraid of ice, much snow has fallen upon them.

17When the sun shines over them, they melt; when it is hot, they melt and disappear from their place.

18The paths of their ways are winding; they go astray from their course and perish.

19For they have looked toward the roads of the south, and have waited for the paths of Sheba.

20They are ashamed in what they had hoped; they came there, and were confounded.

21You also have become such to me; because before you saw terror, you were afraid.

22Did I say, Bring me a present? Or from your wealth offer a bribe for my sake?

23Or rescue me from my oppressor's hands; or deliver me from the hand of the mighty?

24Teach me, and I will be silent; and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

25Why do you reject the words of truth? Who of you are able to rebuke and chastise?

26Behold you are seeking to find words with which to reprove, and against my soul you are conjuring up words.

27Behold, you overwhelm the fatherless, and you grieve your friend.

28Now therefore listen and take heed, and I will speak in your presence, and will not lie.

29Repent, I pray you, and do not become like ungodly men; repent therefore and be justified.

30Is there iniquity in my tongue? Or does not my mouth speak truth?

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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