Job 6:10
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English Standard Version
This would be my comfort; I would even exult in pain unsparing, for I have not denied the words of the Holy One.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
And be it still my consolation, Yea, let me exult in pain that spareth not, That I have not denied the words of the Holy One.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And that this may be my comfort, that afflicting me with sorrow, he spare not, nor I contradict the words of the Holy One.

English Revised Version
Then should I yet have comfort; yea, I would exult in pain that spareth not: for I have not denied the words of the Holy One.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then should I yet have comfort; yes, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

1 Then began Job, and said:

2 Oh that my vexation were but weighed,

And they would put my suffering in the balance against it!

3 Then it would be heavier than the sand of the sea:

Therefore my words are rash.

4 The arrows of the Almighty are in me,

The burning poison whereof drinketh up my spirit;

The terrors of Eloah set themselves in array against me.

Vexation (כּעשׂ) is what Eliphaz has reproached him with (Job 5:2). Job wishes that his vexation were placed in one scale and his היּה (Keri הוּה) in the other, and weighed together (יחד). The noun היּה (הוּה), from הוה (היה), flare, hiare, signifies properly hiatus, then vorago, a yawning gulf, χάσμα, then some dreadful calamity (vid., Hupfeld on Psalm 5:10). נשׂא, like נטל, Isaiah 11:15, to raise the balance, as pendere, to let it hang down; attollant instead of the passive. This is his desire; and if they but understood the matter, it would then be manifest (כּי־עתּה, as Job 3:13, which see), or: indeed then would it be manifest (כּי certainly in this inferential position has an affirmative signification: vid., Genesis 26:22; Genesis 29:32, and comp. 1 Samuel 25:34; 2 Samuel 2:27) that his suffering is heavier than the unmeasurable weight of the sand of the sea. יכבּד is neuter with reference to והיּתי. לעוּ, with the tone on the penult., which is not to be accounted for by the rhythm as in Psalm 37:20; Psalm 137:7, cannot be derived from לעה, but only from לוּע, not however in the signification to suck down, but from לוּע equals לעה, Arab. lagiya or also lagâ, temere loqui, inania effutire, - a signification which suits excellently here.

(Note: ילע, Proverbs 20:25, which is doubly accented, and must be pronounced as oxytone, has also this meaning: the snare of a man who has thoughtlessly uttered what is holy (an interjectional clause equals such an one has implicated himself), and after (having made) vows will harbour care (i.e., whether he will be able to fulfil them).)

His words are like those of one in delirium. עמּדי is to be explained according to Psalm 38:3; חמתם, according to Psalm 7:15. יערכוּני is short for עלי מלחמה יערכי, they make war against me, set themselves in battle array against me. Bttcher, without brachylogy: they cause me to arm myself, put one of necessity on the defensive, which does not suit the subject. The terrors of God strike down all defence. The wrath of God is irresistible. The sting of his suffering, however, is the wrath of God which his spirit drinks as a draught of poison (comp. Job 21:20), and consequently wrings from him, even from his deepest soul, the thought that God is become his enemy: therefore his is an endless suffering, and therefore is it that he speaks so despondingly.

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Then.

Job 3:22 Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?

Job 21:33 The clods of the valley shall be sweet to him, and every man shall draw after him, as there are innumerable before him.

I would.

Job 9:4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and has prospered?

let him not.

Deuteronomy 29:20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man...

Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

2 Peter 2:4,5 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness...

have not concealed.

Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

Psalm 37:30 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment.

Psalm 40:9,10 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: see, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, you know...

Psalm 71:17,18 O God, you have taught me from my youth: and till now have I declared your wondrous works...

Psalm 119:13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of your mouth.

Acts 20:20,27 And how I kept back nothing that was profitable to you, but have showed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house...

the Holy One.

Leviticus 19:2 Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them, You shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.

1 Samuel 2:2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside you: neither is there any rock like our God.

Isaiah 30:11,12 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us...

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place...

Hosea 11:9 I will not execute the fierceness of my anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man...

Habakkuk 1:12 Are you not from everlasting, O LORD my God, my Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, you have ordained them for judgment; and...

Habakkuk 3:3 God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.

Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things said he that is holy, he that is true, he that has the key of David...

Revelation 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying...

Cross References
Job 11:4
For you say, 'My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in God's eyes.'

Job 15:11
Are the comforts of God too small for you, or the word that deals gently with you?

Job 22:22
Receive instruction from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.

Job 23:11
My foot has held fast to his steps; I have kept his way and have not turned aside.

Job 23:12
I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food.

Psalm 119:50
This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.

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