English Standard Version
"I loathe my life; I will give free utterance to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
King James Bible
My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Darby Bible Translation
My soul is weary of my life: I will give free course to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
World English Bible
"My soul is weary of my life. I will give free course to my complaint. I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Young's Literal Translation
My soul hath been weary of my life, I leave off my talking to myself, I speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Job 10:1 Parallel
CommentaryKeil 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.
LibrarySt Gregory the Great (Ad 540-604)
PART I Gregory was born at Rome, of a noble and wealthy family, in the year 540. In his youth he engaged in public business, and he rose to be proctor of Rome, which was one of the chief offices under the government. In this office he was much beloved and respected by the people. But about the age of thirty-five, a great change took place in his life. He resolved to forsake the pursuit of worldly honours, and spent all his wealth in founding seven monasteries. He gave up his family house at Rome …
J. C. Roberston—Sketches of Church History, from AD 33 to the Reformation
Whether the Fire of Hell is of the Same Species as Ours?
The Mercy of God
that it would please God to crush me, that he would let loose his hand and cut me off!
"Therefore I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
I loathe my life; I would not live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are a breath.
What shall I say? For he has spoken to me, and he himself has done it. I walk slowly all my years because of the bitterness of my soul.
Jump to PreviousBitter Bitterness Complaint Course Free Full Life Outcry Rein Sad Soul Speak Talking Thoughts Tired Utterance Vent Weary Words
Jump to NextBitter Bitterness Complaint Course Free Full Life Outcry Rein Sad Soul Speak Talking Thoughts Tired Utterance Vent Weary Words
LinksJob 10:1 NIV
Job 10:1 NLT
Job 10:1 ESV
Job 10:1 NASB
Job 10:1 KJV
Job 10:1 Bible Apps
Job 10:1 Biblia Paralela
Job 10:1 Chinese Bible
Job 10:1 French Bible
Job 10:1 German Bible
Job 10:1 Commentaries