JOB 6:6



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

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Job 6:6 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Can that which is unsavoury תָּ֭פֵל Plaster (as gummy) or slime; (figuratively) frivolity Can unsavoury
be eaten הֲיֵֽאָכֵ֣ל To eat (literally or figuratively) eaten
without מִבְּלִי Properly, failure, i.e., nothing or destruction; usually (with preposition) without, not yet, because not, as long as, etc without
salt? מֶ֑לַח Properly, powder, i.e., (specifically) salt (as easily pulverized and dissolved) salt
or אִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not or
is there יֶשׁ There is or are (or any other form of the verb to be, as may suit the connection) is there
any (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
taste טַ֝֗עַם Properly, a taste, i.e., (figuratively) perception; by implication, intelligence; transitively, a mandate taste
in the white בְּרִ֣יר Saliva; by resemblance, broth white
of an egg? חַלָּמֽוּת׃ Probably purslain egg

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  • 4  For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.

  • 5  Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or loweth the ox over his fodder?

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

  • 7  The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat.

  • 8  Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me the thing that I long for!


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