Job 10
New King James VersionNew Living Translation
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 my life. Let me complain freely. My bitter soul must complain.
2I will say to God, ‘Do not condemn me; Show me why You contend with me.2I will say to God, ‘Don’t simply condemn me— tell me the charge you are bringing against 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?3What do you gain by oppressing me? Why do you reject me, the work of your own hands, while smiling on the schemes of the wicked?
4Do You have eyes of flesh? Or do You see as man sees?4Are your eyes like those of a human? Do you see things only as people see them?
5Are Your days like the days of a mortal man? Are Your years like the days of a mighty man,5Is your lifetime only as long as ours? Is your life so short
6That You should seek for my iniquity And search out my sin,6that you must quickly probe for my guilt 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 I am not guilty, no one can rescue me from your hands.
8‘Your hands have made me and fashioned me, An intricate unity; Yet You would destroy me.8“‘You formed me with your hands; you made me, yet now you completely destroy me.
9Remember, I pray, that You have made me like clay. And will You turn me into dust again?9Remember that you made me from dust— will you turn me back to dust so soon?
10Did You not pour me out like milk, And curdle me like cheese,10You guided my conception and formed me in the womb.
11Clothe me with skin and flesh, And knit me together with bones and sinews?11You clothed me with skin and flesh, and you knit my bones and sinews together.
12You have granted me life and favor, And Your care has preserved my spirit.12You gave me life and showed me your unfailing love. My life was preserved by your care.
13‘And these things You have hidden in Your heart; I know that this was with You:13“‘Yet your real motive— your true intent—
14If I sin, then You mark me, And will not acquit me of my iniquity.14was to watch me, and if I sinned, you would not forgive my guilt.
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!15If I am guilty, too bad for me; and even if I’m innocent, I can’t hold my head high, because I am filled with shame and misery.
16If my head is exalted, You hunt me like a fierce lion, And again You show Yourself awesome against me.16And if I hold my head high, you hunt me like a lion and display your awesome power against me.
17You renew Your witnesses against me, And increase Your indignation toward me; Changes and war are ever with me.17Again and again you witness against me. You pour out your growing anger on me and bring fresh armies against me.
18‘Why then have You brought me out of the womb? Oh, that I had perished and no eye had seen me!18“‘Why, then, did you deliver me from my mother’s womb? Why didn’t you let me die at birth?
19I would have been as though I had not been. I would have been carried from the womb to the grave.19It would be as though I had never existed, going directly from the womb to the grave.
20Are not my days few? Cease! Leave me alone, that I may take a little comfort,20I have only a few days left, so leave me alone, that I may have a moment of comfort
21Before I go to the place from which I shall not return, To the land of darkness and the shadow of death,21before I leave—never to return— for the land of darkness and utter gloom.
22A land as dark as darkness itself, As the shadow of death, without any order, Where even the light is like darkness.’ ”22It is a land as dark as midnight, a land of gloom and confusion, where even the light is dark as midnight.’”
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, Copyright © 1982 Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
Job 9
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