Job 6:2
New International Version
“If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on the scales!

New Living Translation
“If my misery could be weighed and my troubles be put on the scales,

English Standard Version
“Oh that my vexation were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!

Berean Study Bible
“If only my grief could be weighed and placed with my calamity on the scales.

King James Bible
Oh that my grief were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!

New King James Version
“Oh, that my grief were fully weighed, And my calamity laid with it on the scales!

New American Standard Bible
“Oh if only my grief were actually weighed And laid in the balances together with my disaster!

NASB 1995
“Oh that my grief were actually weighed And laid in the balances together with my calamity!

NASB 1977
“Oh that my vexation were actually weighed, And laid in the balances together with my iniquity!

Amplified Bible
“Oh, that my grief could actually be weighed And placed in the balances together with my tragedy [to see if my grief is the grief of a coward]!

Christian Standard Bible
If only my grief could be weighed and my devastation placed with it on the scales.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If only my grief could be weighed and my devastation placed with it in the scales.

American Standard Version
Oh that my vexation were but weighed, And all my calamity laid in the balances!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Oh, but that my anger were weighed and a piece of my mind in a scale together

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Oh that one would indeed weigh the wrath that is upon me, and take up my griefs in a balance together!

Contemporary English Version
It's impossible to weigh my misery and grief!

Douay-Rheims Bible
O that my sins, whereby I have deserved wrath, and the calamity that I suffer, were weighed in a balance.

English Revised Version
Oh that my vexation were but weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If only my grief could be weighed, if only my misery could be laid on the scales with it,

International Standard Version
"If only my grief could be weighed; or my calamity piled together on a balance scale!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Oh that my vexation were but weighed, And my calamity laid in the balances altogether!

Literal Standard Version
“O that my provocation were thoroughly weighed, And my calamity in balances They would lift up together!

NET Bible
"Oh, if only my grief could be weighed, and my misfortune laid on the scales too!

New Heart English Bible
"Oh that my anguish were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances.

World English Bible
"Oh that my anguish were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!

Young's Literal Translation
O that my provocation were thoroughly weighed, And my calamity in balances They would lift up together!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just
1Then Job replied: 2“If only my grief could be weighed and placed with my calamity on the scales. 3For then it would outweigh the sand of the seas—no wonder my words have been rash.…

Cross References
Job 6:1
Then Job replied:

Job 23:2
"Even today my complaint is bitter. His hand is heavy despite my groaning.

Job 31:6
let God weigh me with honest scales, that He may know my integrity.


Treasury of Scripture

Oh that my grief were thoroughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!

throughly.

Job 4:5
But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.

Job 23:2
Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.

laid.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“If only
ל֗וּ (lū)
Preposition
Strong's 3863: If, would that!

my grief
כַּעְשִׂ֑י (ka‘·śî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3708: Vexation, anger

could be weighed
שָׁק֣וֹל (šā·qō·wl)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 8254: To suspend, poise

and
והיתי (wə·hay·yā·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

placed
יִשְׂאוּ־ (yiś·’ū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

with
יָֽחַד׃ (yā·ḥaḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 3162: A unit, unitedly

my calamity
וְ֝הַוָּתִ֗י (wə·haw·wā·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1962: Calamity

on the scales.
בְּֽמֹאזְנַ֥יִם (bə·mō·zə·na·yim)
Preposition-b | Noun - md
Strong's 3976: A pair of scales


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