Job 10
Holman Christian Standard Bible  Par ▾ 

1I am disgusted with my life. a

I will express my complaint

and speak in the bitterness of my soul.

2I will say to God:

“Do not declare meguilty!

Let me know why You prosecute me.

3Is it good for You to oppress,

to reject the work of Your hands, b

and favorc the plans of the wicked?d

4Do You have eyes of flesh,

or do You see as a human sees?

5Are Your days like those of a human,

or Your years like those of a man, e

6that You look for my wrongdoingf

and search for my sin,

7even though You know that I am not wicked

and that there is no one who can deliver from Your hand? g

8“Your hands shaped me and formed me. h

Will You now turn and destroy me?

9Please remember that You formed me like clay.

Will You now return me to dust? i

10Did You not pour me out like milk

and curdle me like cheese?

11You clothed me with skin and flesh,

and wove me together with bones and tendons. j

12You gave me life and faithful love,

and Your care has guarded my life.

13“Yet You concealed these thoughts in Your heart;

I know that this was Your hidden plan: k

14if I sin, You would notice, l

and would not acquit me of my wrongdoing. m

15If I am wicked, woe to me!

And even if I am righteous, I cannot lift up my head.

I am filled with shamen

and aware of my affliction. o

16If I am proud, p You hunt me like a lion

and again display Your miraculous power against me. q

17You produce new witnessesr against me

and multiply Your anger toward me.

Hardships assault me, wave after wave. s

18“Why did You bring me out of the womb? t

I should have died and never been seen.

19I wish u I had never existed

but had been carried from the womb to the grave. v

20Are my days not few? Stop it! w

Leave me alone, so that I can smile a little

21before I go to a land of darkness and gloom, x

never to return.

22It is a land of blackness like the deepest darkness,

gloomy and chaotic,

where even the light is likey the darkness.”

a. 10:1 Jb 7:16; 9:21; Ps 95:10; 119:158; 139:21; Ezk 6:9; 20:43; 36:31
b. 10:3 Ps 128:2
c. 10:3 Lit shine on
d. 10:3 Ps 1:1; Jb 21:16; 22:18
e. 10:5 Jb 36:26; Ps 90:4; 2Pt 3:8
f. 10:6 Jb 13:23,26; 14:17; 22:5
g. 10:7 Dt 32:39; Is 43:13
h. 10:8 Gn 2:7,8,19; Ps 34:15; 94:9; Is 29:16; 43:1,7,21; 44:2,21,24; 45:9,11; 49:5; 64:8; Jr 1:5; 18:6; Zch 12:1
i. 10:9 Gn 2:7; Jb 4:19; 34:15
j. 10:11 Ps 139:13
k. 10:13 Lit was with You
l. 10:14 Lit notice me
m. 10:14 Ex 34:7; Jb 7:21; Am 3:2
n. 10:15 Hab 2:16
o. 10:15 Jb 9:15; Ps 25:18; Is 3:11
p. 10:16 Lit If he lifts up
q. 10:16 Jb 5:9; Is 38:13; Lm 3:10
r. 10:17 Or You bring fresh troops
s. 10:17 Lit Changes and a host are with me
t. 10:18 Jb 1:21; 10:18-19; Jr 20:17-18
u. 10:19 Lit As if
v. 10:19 Jb 3: 22; 5:26; 17:1
w. 10:20 Alt Hb tradition reads Will He not leave my few days alone?
x. 10:21 Jb 3:5;12:22; 28:3
y. 10:22 Lit chaotic, and shines as
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