Job chapter 10

English Standard Version

1“I loathe my life; I will give free utterance to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. 2I will say to God, Do not condemn me; let me know why you contend against me. 3Does it seem good to you to oppress, to despise the work of your hands and favor the designs of the wicked? 4Have you eyes of flesh? Do you see as man sees? 5Are your days as the days of man, or your years as a man’s years, 6that you seek out my iniquity and search for my sin, 7although you know that I am not guilty, and there is none to deliver out of your hand? 8Your hands fashioned and made me, and now you have destroyed me altogether. 9Remember that you have made me like clay; and will you return me to the dust? 10Did you not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese? 11You clothed me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews. 12You have granted me life and steadfast love, and your care has preserved my spirit. 13Yet these things you hid in your heart; I know that this was your purpose. 14If I sin, you watch me and do not acquit me of my iniquity. 15If I am guilty, woe to me! If I am in the right, I cannot lift up my head, for I am filled with disgrace and look on my affliction. 16And were my head lifted up, you would hunt me like a lion and again work wonders against me. 17You renew your witnesses against me and increase your vexation toward me; you bring fresh troops against me. 18“Why did you bring me out from the womb? Would that I had died before any eye had seen me 19and were as though I had not been, carried from the womb to the grave. 20Are not my days few? Then cease, and leave me alone, that I may find a little cheer 21before I go—and I shall not return— to the land of darkness and deep shadow, 22the land of gloom like thick darkness, like deep shadow without any order, where light is as thick darkness.”
New International Version

New American Standard Bible

1'I am disgusted with my own life; I will express my complaint freely; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. 2I will say to God, ‘Do not condemn me; Let me know why You contend with me. 3Is it right for You indeed to oppress, To reject the work of Your hands, And to look favorably on the plan of the wicked? 4Do You have eyes of flesh? Or do You see as mankind sees? 5Are Your days like the days of a mortal, Or Your years like a man’s year, 6That You should search for my guilt And carefully seek my sin? 7According to Your knowledge I am indeed not guilty, Yet there is no one to save me from Your hand. 8‘Your hands fashioned and made me altogether, Yet would You destroy me? 9Remember that You have made me as clay; Yet would You turn me into dust again? 10Did You not pour me out like milk, And curdle me like cheese, 11Clothe me with skin and flesh, And intertwine me with bones and tendons? 12You have granted me life and goodness; And Your care has guarded my spirit. 13Yet You have concealed these things in Your heart; I know that this is within You: 14If I have sinned, You will take note of me, And will not acquit me of my guilt. 15If I am wicked, woe to me! But if I am righteous, I dare not lift up my head. I am full of shame, and conscious of my misery. 16And should my head be high, You would hunt me like a lion; And You would show Your power against me again. 17You renew Your witnesses against me And increase Your anger toward me; Hardship after hardship is with me. 18‘Why then did You bring me out of the womb? If only I had died and no eye had seen me! 19I should have been as though I had not been, Brought from womb to tomb.’ 20Would He not leave my few days alone? Withdraw from me so that I may have a little cheerfulness 21Before I go—and I shall not return— To the land of darkness and deep shadow, 22The land of utter gloom like darkness itself, Of deep shadow without order, And it shines like darkness.'
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