Job 10
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1“My soul loathes my life; I will give free course to my complaint, I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.1"I am disgusted with living, so I'm going to talk about my complaint freely. I'll speak out from the bitterness of my soul.
2I will say to God, ‘Do not condemn me; Show me why You contend with me.2I'll say to God, 'Don't condemn me! Let me know why you are fighting me.
3Does it seem good to You that You should oppress, That You should despise the work of Your hands, And smile on the counsel of the wicked?3Does it delight you to oppress or despise what you have made, while you smile at the plans of the wicked?
4Do You have eyes of flesh? Or do You see as man sees?4Do you have eyes made of flesh? Can you look at things as humans do?
5Are Your days like the days of a mortal man? Are Your years like the days of a mighty man,5Can you live only as long as a human being? Or live the years of a mortal man?
6That You should seek for my iniquity And search out my sin,6"'For you seek out my iniquity and search for my sin.
7Although You know that I am not wicked, And there is no one who can deliver from Your hand?7Although you know that I'm not guilty, there's no one to deliver me from you!
8‘Your hands have made me and fashioned me, An intricate unity; Yet You would destroy me.8Your hands formed and fashioned me, but then you have destroyed me all at once on all sides.
9Remember, I pray, that You have made me like clay. And will You turn me into dust again?9"'Please remember that you've made me like clay and you'll return me to dust.
10Did You not pour me out like milk, And curdle me like cheese,10Didn't you pour me out like milk and let me congeal like cheese?
11Clothe me with skin and flesh, And knit me together with bones and sinews?11You covered me with skin and flesh, weaving me together with bones and sinews.
12You have granted me life and favor, And Your care has preserved my spirit.12You gave life and gracious love to me; your providential care has preserved my spirit.
13‘And these things You have hidden in Your heart; I know that this was with You:13But you've hidden these things in your heart— I know this was your purpose:
14If I sin, then You mark me, And will not acquit me of my iniquity.14If I sin, you watch me and won't acquit me for my iniquity.
15If I am wicked, woe to me; Even if I am righteous, I cannot lift up my head. I am full of disgrace; See my misery!15"'Woe to me if I'm guilty! If I'm innocent, I cannot lift my head, because I am filled with disgrace. Look at my affliction!
16If my head is exalted, You hunt me like a fierce lion, And again You show Yourself awesome against me.16But if I do lift up my head, you will hunt me like a lion! You will perform miracles in order to fight against me.
17You renew Your witnesses against me, And increase Your indignation toward me; Changes and war are ever with me.17"'You have brought new witnesses against me, you're even more angry with me— you've brought fresh troops to attack me!
18‘Why then have You brought me out of the womb? Oh, that I had perished and no eye had seen me!18So why did you bring me out from the womb? I wish I had died, before anyone had seen me,
19I would have been as though I had not been. I would have been carried from the womb to the grave.19as if I had never existed; carried from the womb to the grave.
20Are not my days few? Cease! Leave me alone, that I may take a little comfort,20My days are so few, aren't they? So leave me alone, then, so I can smile a little
21Before I go to the place from which I shall not return, To the land of darkness and the shadow of death,21before I go, never to return, leaving for the land of deep darkness and shadow.
22A land as dark as darkness itself, As the shadow of death, without any order, Where even the light is like darkness.’ ”22It's a gloomy land, like deepest darkness; where there's no order, and where even the brightness is like darkness.'"
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, Copyright © 1982 Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.The Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.1 Copyright © 1996-2012 The ISV Foundation
Job 9
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