Job 6:3
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English Standard Version
For then it would be heavier than the sand of the sea; therefore my words have been rash.

King James Bible
For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up.

American Standard Version
For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas: Therefore have my words been rash.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As the sand of the sea this would appear heavier: therefore my words are full of sorrow :

English Revised Version
For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas: therefore have my words been rash.

Webster's Bible Translation
For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up.

Job 6:3 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

22 At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh,

And from the beasts of the earth thou hast nothing to fear.

23 For thou art in league with the stones of the field,

And the beasts of the field are at peace with thee.

24 And thou knowest that peace is thy pavilion;

And thou searchest thy household, and findest nothing wanting.

25 Thou knowest also that thy seed shall be numerous,

And thy offspring as the herb of the ground.

26 Thou shalt come to thy grave in a ripe age,

As shocks of corn are brought in in their season.

27 Lo! this we have searched out, so it is:

Hear it, and give thou heed to it.

The verb שׂחק is construed (Job 5:22) with ל of that which is despised, as Job 39:7, Job 39:18; Job 41:21 [Hebr.]. על־תּירא is the form of subjective negation [vid. Ges. 152, 1: Tr.]: only fear thou not equals thou hast no occasion. In Job 5:23, בּריתך is the shortest substantive form for לך בּרית. The whole of nature will be at peace with thee: the stones of the field, that they do not injure the fertility of thy fields; the wild beasts of the field, that they do not hurt thee and thy herds. The same promise that Hosea (Hosea 2:20) utters in reference to the last days is here used individually. From this we see how deeply the Chokma had searched into the history of Paradise and the Fall. Since man, the appointed lord of the earth, has been tempted by a reptile, and has fallen by a tree, his relation to nature, and its relation to him, has been reversed: it is an incongruity, which is again as a whole put right (שׁלום), as the false relation of man to God is put right. In Job 5:24, שׁלום (which might also be adj.) is predicate: thou wilt learn (וידעתּ, praet. consec. with accented ultima, as e.g., Deuteronomy 4:39, here with Tiphcha initiale s. anterius, which does not indicate the grammatical tone-syllable) that thy tent is peace, i.e., in a condition of contentment and peace on all sides. Job 5:24 is to be arranged: And when thou examinest thy household, then thou lackest nothing, goest not astray, i.e., thou findest everything, without missing anything, in the place where thou seekest it.

Job 5:25 reminds one of the Salomonic Psalm 72:16. צאצאים in the Old Testament is found only in Isaiah and the book of Job. The meaning of the noun כּלח, which occurs only here and Job 30:2, is clear. Referring to the verb כּלח, Arabic qahila (qalhama), to be shrivelled up, very aged, it signifies the maturity of old age, - an idea which may be gained more easily if we connect כּלח with כּלה (to be completed), like קשׁח with קשׁה (to be hard).

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heavier.

Proverbs 27:3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.

Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

my words are swallowed up. that is, I want words to express my grief.

Job 37:19,20 Teach us what we shall say to him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness...

Psalm 40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are your wonderful works which you have done, and your thoughts which are to us-ward...

Psalm 77:4 You hold my eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

Cross References
Job 23:2
"Today also my complaint is bitter; my hand is heavy on account of my groaning.

Job 31:6
(Let me be weighed in a just balance, and let God know my integrity!)

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