6 Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

Other Translations of Job 6:6

New International Version

6 Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there flavor in the sap of the mallowThe meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain. ?

English Standard Version

6 Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt, or is there any taste in the juice of the mallow?The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain

The Message

6 Do you see what God has dished out for me? It's enough to turn anyone's stomach!

New King James Version

6 Can flavorless food be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

New Living Translation

6 Don't people complain about unsalted food? Does anyone want the tasteless white of an egg?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 6:6

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.