Job 10:8
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English Standard Version
Your hands fashioned and made me, and now you have destroyed me altogether.

King James Bible
Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet thou dost destroy me.

American Standard Version
Thy hands have framed me and fashioned me Together round about; yet thou dost destroy me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy hands have made me, and fashioned me wholly round about, and dost thou thus cast me down headlong on a sudden?

English Revised Version
Thine hands have framed me and fashioned me together round about; yet thou dost destroy me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thy hands have made me and fashioned me in all my parts; yet thou dost destroy me.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

1 My soul is full of disgust with my life,

Therefore I will freely utter my complaint;

I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

2 I will say to Eloah: Condemn me not;

Let me know wherefore Thou contendest with me!

His self-consciousness makes him desire that the possibility of answering for himself might be granted him; and since he is weary of life, and has renounced all claim for its continuance, he will at least give his complaints free course, and pray the Author of his sufferings that He would not permit him to die the death of the wicked, contrary to the testimony of his own conscience. נקטה is equivalent to נקטּה ot tnel, Ezekiel 6:9, after the usual manner of the contraction of double Ayin verbs (Genesis 11:6-7; Isaiah 19:3; Judges 5:5; Ezekiel 41:7; vid., Ges. 67, rem. 11); it may nevertheless be derived directly from נקט, for this secondary verb formed from the Niph. נקט is supported by the Aramaic. In like manner, in Genesis 17:11 perhaps a secondary verb נמל, and certainly in Genesis 9:19 and Isaiah 23:3 a secondary verb נפץ (1 Samuel 13:11), formed from the Niph. נפץ (Genesis 10:18), is to be supposed; for the contraction of the Niphal form נקומה into נקמה is impossible; and the supposition which has been advanced, of a root פצץ equals פוץ in the signification diffundere, dissipare is unnecessary. His soul is disgusted (fastidio affecta est, or fastidit) with his life, therefore he will give free course to his plaint (comp. Job 7:11). עלי is not super or de me, but, as Job 30:16, in me; it belongs to the Ego, as an expression of spontaneity: I in myself, since the Ego is the subject, ὑποκείμενον, of his individuality (Psychol. S. 151f.). The inner man is meant, which has the Ego over or in itself; from this the complaint shall issue forth as a stream without restraint; not, however, a mere gloomy lamentation over his pain, but a supplicatory complaint directed to God respecting the peculiar pang of his suffering, viz., this stroke which seems to come upon him from his Judge (ריב, seq. acc., as Isaiah 27:8), without his being conscious of that for which he is accounted guilty.

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Psalm 119:73 Your hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.

Isaiah 43:7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yes, I have made him.

have made me. Heb. took pains about me. yet thou

Job 10:3 Is it good to you that you should oppress, that you should despise the work of your hands, and shine on the counsel of the wicked?

Genesis 6:6,7 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart...

Jeremiah 18:3-10 Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he worked a work on the wheels...

Cross References
Job 9:22
It is all one; therefore I say, 'He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.'

Job 10:3
Does it seem good to you to oppress, to despise the work of your hands and favor the designs of the wicked?

Job 13:19
Who is there who will contend with me? For then I would be silent and die.

Job 30:23
For I know that you will bring me to death and to the house appointed for all living.

Psalm 33:15
he who fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds.

Psalm 100:3
Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Psalm 119:73
Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.

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