Job 6:13
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English Standard Version
Have I any help in me, when resource is driven from me?

King James Bible
Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?

American Standard Version
Is it not that I have no help in me, And that wisdom is driven quite from me?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold there is no help for me in myself, and my familiar friends also are departed from me.

English Revised Version
Is it not that I have no help in me, and that effectual working is driven quite from me?

Webster's Bible Translation
Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

5 Doth the wild ass bray at fresh grass?

Or loweth an ox over good fodder?

6 Is that which is tasteless eaten unsalted?

Or is there flavour in the white of an egg?

7 That which my soul refused to touch,

The same is as my loathsome food.

The meaning of the first two figures is: He would not complain, if there were really no cause for it; of the two others: It is not to be expected that he should smile at his suffering, and enjoy it as delicate food. על־בּלילו I have translated "over good fodder," for בּליל is mixed fodder of different kinds of grain, farrago. "Without salt" is virtually adjective to תּפל, insipid, tasteless. What is without salt one does not relish, and there is no flavour in the slime of the yolk of an egg, i.e., the white of an egg (Targ.),

(Note: Saadia compares b. Aboda zara, 40, a, where it is given as a mark of the purity of the eggs in the roe of fish: מבפנים וחלמון מב מבחוץ חלבון, when the white is outside and the yellow within.)

or in the slime of purslain (according to Chalmetho in the Peschito, Arab. ḥamqâ), fatua equals purslain), which is less probable on account of ריר (slime, not: broth): there is no flavour so that it can be enjoyed. Thus is it with his sufferings. Those things which he before inwardly detested (dirt and dust of leprosy) are now sicut fastidiosa cibi mei, i.e., as loathsome food which he must eat. The first clause, Job 6:7, must be taken as an elliptic relative clause forming the subject: vid., Ges. 123, 3, c. Such disagreeable counsel is now like his unclean, disgusting diet. Eliphaz desires him to take them as agreeable. דּוי in כּדרי is taken by Ges. Ew., Hahn, Schlottm., Olsh. (165, b), as constr. from דּוי, sickness, filth; but דּוי, as plur. from דּוה, sick, unclean (especially of female menstruation, Isaiah 30:22), as Heiligst. among modern commentators explains it, is far more suitable. Hitz. (as anonym. reviewer of Ewald's Job in the liter. Centralblatt) translates: they (my sufferings) are the morsels of my food; but the explanation of המּה is not correct, nor is it necessary to go to the Arabic for an explanation of כּדרי. It is also unnecessary, with Bttcher, to read כּדוי (such is my food in accordance with my disease); Job does not here speak of his diet as an invalid.

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Is not my.

Job 19:28 But you should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me?

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom...

Galatians 6:4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

and is wisdom.

Job 12:2,3 No doubt but you are the people, and wisdom shall die with you...

Job 13:2 What you know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior to you.

Cross References
Job 6:12
Is my strength the strength of stones, or is my flesh bronze?

Job 26:2
"How you have helped him who has no power! How you have saved the arm that has no strength!

Job 26:3
How you have counseled him who has no wisdom, and plentifully declared sound knowledge!

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