3 For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words [1] are swallowed up.

Other Translations of Job 6:3

New International Version

3 It would surely outweigh the sand of the seas- no wonder my words have been impetuous.

English Standard Version

3 For then it would be heavier than the sand of the sea; therefore my words have been rash.

The Message

3 It would be heavier than all the sand of the sea! Is it any wonder that I'm screaming like a caged cat?

New King James Version

3 For then it would be heavier than the sand of the sea-- Therefore my words have been rash.

New Living Translation

3 they would outweigh all the sands of the sea. That is why I spoke impulsively.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 6:3

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.