The Arrows of God – Job 6

Job 6:1 But Job answered and said, 

Job 6:2 O that my grief  were thoroughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the  balances together! 

Job 6:3 For now it would be heavier than  the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up.  


Job 6:4 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the  poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do  set themselves in array against me. 

Job 6:5 Doth the wild ass  bray when he hath grass? or loweth the ox over his fodder?  

Job 6:6 Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or  is there any taste in the white of an egg? 

Job 6:7 The things  that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat.  

Job 6:8 Oh that I might have my request; and that God would  grant me the thing that I long for! 

Job 6:9 Even that it would  please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand,  and cut me off! 

Job 6:10 Then should I yet have comfort; yea,  I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I  have not concealed the words of the Holy One. 

Job 6:11 What  is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end,  that I should prolong my life? 

Job 6:12 Is my strength the  strength of stones? or is my flesh of brass? 

Job 6:13 Is not  my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?  

Job 6:14 To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from  his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty. 

Job 6:15  My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the  stream of brooks they pass away; 

Job 6:16 Which are  blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid:  

Job 6:17 What time they wax warm, they vanish: when it is  hot, they are consumed out of their place. 

Job 6:18 The paths  of their way are turned aside; they go to nothing, and perish.  

Job 6:19 The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba  waited for them. 

Job 6:20 They were confounded because  they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed.  

Job 6:21 For now ye are no thing; ye see my casting down,  and are afraid. 

Job 6:22 Did I say, Bring unto me? or, Give a  reward for me of your substance? 

Job 6:23 Or, Deliver me  from the enemy’s hand? or, Redeem me from the hand of  the mighty? 

Job 6:24 Teach me, and I will hold my tongue:  and cause me to understand wherein I have erred. 

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

Job 6:26 Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the  speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?    

Job 6:27 Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit  for your friend. 

Job 6:28 Now therefore be content, look upon  me; for it is evident unto you if I lie. 

Job 6:29 Return, I pray  you, let it not be iniquity; yea, return again, my  righteousness is in it. 

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