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Job’s Second Speech: A Response to Eliphaz

6Then Job spoke again.H347H6030H5592"If my misery could be weighed and my troubles be put on the scales,H3863H3708H8254H8254H1942H1962H5375H3976H31623they would outweigh all the sands of the sea. That is why I spoke impulsively.H3513H2344H3220H1697H38864For the Almighty has struck me down with his arrows. Their poison infects my spirit. God's terrors are lined up against me.H2671H7706H5978H2534H8354H7307H1161H433H61865Don't I have a right to complain? Don't wild donkeys bray when they find no grass, and oxen bellow when they have no food?H6501H5101H1877H1600H7794H10986Don't people complain about unsalted food? Does anyone want the tasteless white of an egg?cH8602H398H4417H3426H2940H7388H24957My appetite disappears when I look at it; I gag at the thought of eating it!H5315H3985H5060H1741H38998"Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant my desire.H935H7596H433H5414H86159I wish he would crush me. I wish he would reach out his hand and kill me.H2974H433H1792H5425H3027H121410At least I can take comfort in this: Despite the pain, I have not denied the words of the Holy One.H5165H5539H2427H2550H3582H561H691811But I don't have the strength to endure. I have nothing to live for.H3581H3176H7093H748H531512Do I have the strength of a stone? Is my body made of bronze?H3581H3581H68H1320H515313No, I am utterly helpless, without any chance of success.H5833H8454H508014"One should be kind to a fainting friend, but you accuse me without any fear of the Almightyc.H4523H2617H7453H5800H3374H770615My brothers, you have proved as unreliable as a seasonal brook that overflows its banks in the springH251H898H5158H650H5158H567416when it is swollen with ice and melting snow.H6937H7140H7950H595617But when the hot weather arrives, the water disappears. The brook vanishes in the heat.H6256H2215H6789H2527H1846H472518The caravans turn aside to be refreshed, but there is nothing to drink, so they die.H734H1870H3943H5927H8414H619The caravans from Tema search for this water; the travelers from Sheba hope to find it.H734H8485H5027H1979H7614H696020They count on it but are disappointed. When they arrive, their hopes are dashed.H954H982H935H265921You, too, have given no help. You have seen my calamity, and you are afraid.H7200H2866H337222But why? Have I ever asked you for a gift? Have I begged for anything of yours for myself?H559H3051H7809H358123Have I asked you to rescue me from my enemies, or to save me from ruthless people?H4422H6862H3027H6299H3027H618424Teach me, and I will keep quiet. Show me what I have done wrong.H3384H2790H995H768625Honest words can be painful, but what do your criticisms amount to?H4834H3476H561H3198H319826Do you think your words are convincing when you disregard my cry of desperation?H2803H3198H4405H561H2976H730727You would even send an orphan into slaveryc or sell a friend.H5307H3490H3738H745328Look at me! Would I lie to your face?H2974H6437H6440H357629Stop assuming my guilt, for I have done no wrong.H7725H5766H7725H666430Do you think I am lying? Don't I know the difference between right and wrong?H3426H5766H3956H2441H995H1942


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