2 Oh that my grief were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid [1] in the balances together!

Other Translations of Job 6:2

New International Version

2 "If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on the scales!

English Standard Version

2 "Oh that my vexation were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!

The Message

2 "If my misery could be weighed, if you could pile the whole bitter load on the scales,

New King James Version

2 "Oh, that my grief were fully weighed, And my calamity laid with it on the scales!

New Living Translation

2 "If my misery could be weighed and my troubles be put on the scales,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 6:2

Commentary on Job 6:1-7

(Read Job 6:1-7)

Job still justifies himself in his complaints. In addition to outward troubles, the inward sense of God's wrath took away all his courage and resolution. The feeling sense of the wrath of God is harder to bear than any outward afflictions. What then did the Saviour endure in the garden and on the cross, when he bare our sins, and his soul was made a sacrifice to Divine justice for us! Whatever burden of affliction, in body or estate, God is pleased to lay upon us, we may well submit to it as long as he continues to us the use of our reason, and the peace of our conscience; but if either of these is disturbed, our case is very pitiable. Job reflects upon his friends for their censures. He complains he had nothing offered for his relief, but what was in itself tasteless, loathsome, and burdensome.