Job Replies: My Complaint Is Just1Then Job answered and said: 2 “Oh that my vexation were weighed,
and all my calamity laid in the balances!
3For then it would be heavier than a the sand of the sea;
therefore my words have been rash.
4For b the arrows of the Almighty are in me;
my spirit drinks their poison;
the terrors of God are arrayed against me.
5Does the wild donkey bray when he has grass,
or the ox low over his fodder?
6Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt,
or is there any taste in the juice of the mallow? ▼
▼The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain
7My appetite refuses to touch them;
they are as food that is loathsome to me. ▼
▼The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
8 “Oh that I might have my request,
and that God would fulfill my hope,
9that it would e please God to crush me,
that he would let loose his hand and cut me off!
10This would be my comfort;
I would even exult ▼
▼The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertainin pain g unsparing,
for I have not denied the words of h the Holy One.
11What is my strength, that I should wait?
And what is my end, that I should be patient?
12Is my strength the strength of stones, or is my flesh bronze?
13Have I any help in me,
when resource is driven from me?
14 “He who i withholds ▼
▼Syriac, Vulgate (compare Targum); the meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertainkindness from a k friend
forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
15My l brothers are m treacherous as a torrent-bed,
as torrential n streams that pass away,
16which are dark with ice,
and where the snow hides itself.
17When they melt, they disappear;
when it is hot, they vanish from their place.
18The caravans turn aside from their course;
they go up into o the waste and perish.
19The caravans of p Tema look,
the travelers of q Sheba hope.
20They are r ashamed because they were confident;
they come there and are s disappointed.
21For you have now become nothing;
you see my calamity and are afraid.
22Have I said, ‘Make me a gift’?
Or, ‘From your wealth offer a bribe for me’?
23Or, ‘Deliver me from the adversary’s hand’?
Or, ‘Redeem me from the hand of t the ruthless’?
24 “Teach me, and I will be silent;
make me understand how I have gone astray.
25How forceful are upright words!
But what does reproof from you reprove?
26Do you think that you can reprove words,
when the speech of a despairing man is u wind?
27You would even v cast lots over the fatherless,
and bargain over your friend.
28 “But now, be pleased to look at me,
for I will not lie to your face.
29 w Please turn; let no injustice be done.
Turn now; my vindication is at stake.
30Is there any injustice on my tongue?
Cannot my palate discern the cause of calamity?
Copyright information for ESV
Welcome to STEP Bible
From Tyndale House, Cambridge UK
Use the search box to find Bibles, commentaries, passages, search terms, etc. Here are some examples:
Examples to use the search box to find Bibles, passages, search terms, etc.-
This shows how to quickly lookup a passage.NIVESVKJVGen 1
Looking up a passage in three different translations is also easy.ESVbrother
This asks STEP to search for the Greek word for 'brother' and show the results in the ESV.NIVESVlandhe.sed
This example runs both a 'Hebrew word search' and a 'Text' search and shows the results in both the NIV and ESV.ESVthroneDavidIsa-Rev
You can mix most searches. This finds any word translated as 'throne' in the Prophets and the New Testament, but only in verses concerning the topic 'David'. This excludes verses which refer to a 'throne' in other contexts.KJVTHGNTJohn 1
Interlinear Hebrew & Greek is available for some translations with grammar (and more soon). To reverse the interlinear order, click on a version abbreviation under the verse number.
Examples of some Bible study tools +
KJVCol 3 Color code grammar
Highlight all the imperative verbs with red underlinesKJVCol 1 Color code grammar
Highlight main verbs (green underlines) and supporting verbs (purple)KJVMat 1 Color code grammar
Highlight the number (plural in bold) and gender (male in blue, feminine in red, neuter in black) of wordsESV1Jo 1 Quick tryout links
Highlight frequent words in the chapter or book
Examples to enable color code grammar +
KJVEph 1 Color code grammar
Look at KJV New Testament with color highlighted verbsSBLGRom 12 Color code grammar
Look at Greek New Testament with color code grammar, Greek root word and English vocabularyCUnCol 1 Color code grammar
Look at Chinese Union New Testament with color highlighted verbsSBLGKJVCUNEph 5 Color code grammar
Look at Greek, English and Chinese New Testament with color code grammar
© Tyndale House, Cambridge, UK - 2020