6 Then Job answered and said:
and all my calamity laid in the balances!
3 For then it would be heavier than zthe sand of the sea;
therefore my words have been rash.
4 For athe arrows of the Almighty are in me;
my spirit drinks their poison;
the terrors of God are arrayed against me.
or the ox low over his fodder?
or is there any taste in the juice of the mallow?1
they are as food that is loathsome to me.2
and that God would fulfill my hope,
9 that it would bplease God to crush me,
that he would let loose his hand and cut me off!
for I have not denied the words of dthe Holy One.
And what is my end, that I should be patient?
when resource is driven from me?
forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
as torrential istreams that pass away,
and where the snow hides itself.
when it is hot, they vanish from their place.
they go up into jthe waste and perish.
19 The caravans of kTema look,
the travelers of lSheba hope.
20 They are mashamed because they were confident;
they come there and are mdisappointed.
you see my calamity and are afraid.
Or, ‘From your wealth offer a bribe for me’?
Or, ‘Redeem me from the hand of nthe ruthless’?
make me understand how I have gone astray.
But what does reproof from you reprove?
when the speech of a despairing man is owind?
27 You would even pcast lots over the fatherless,
and bargain over your friend.
for I will not lie to your face.
29 qPlease turn; let no injustice be done.
Turn now; my vindication is at stake.
Cannot my palate discern the cause of calamity?
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