Job 10:2
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New International Version
I say to God: Do not declare me guilty, but tell me what charges you have against me.

New Living Translation
I will say to God, 'Don't simply condemn me--tell me the charge you are bringing against me.

English Standard Version
I will say to God, Do not condemn me; let me know why you contend against me.

New American Standard Bible
"I will say to God, 'Do not condemn me; Let me know why You contend with me.

King James Bible
I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou contendest with me.

Christian Standard Bible
I will say to God, "Do not declare me guilty! Let me know why you prosecute me.

Contemporary English Version
Don't just condemn me! Point out my sin.

Good News Translation
Don't condemn me, God. Tell me! What is the charge against me?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will say to God: "Do not declare me guilty! Let me know why You prosecute me.

International Standard Version
I'll say to God, 'Don't condemn me! Let me know why you are fighting me.

NET Bible
I will say to God, 'Do not condemn me; tell me why you are contending with me.'

New Heart English Bible
I will tell God, 'Do not condemn me. Show me why you contend with me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will say to God, 'Don't condemn me. Let me know why you are quarreling with me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will say unto God: Do not condemn me; Make me know wherefore Thou contendest with me.

New American Standard 1977
“I will say to God, ‘Do not condemn me; Let me know why Thou dost contend with me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; cause me to understand why thou dost contend with me.

King James 2000 Bible
I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; show me why you contend with me.

American King James Version
I will say to God, Do not condemn me; show me why you contend with me.

American Standard Version
I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; Show me wherefore thou contendest with me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will say to God: Do not condemn me: tell me why thou judgest me so.

Darby Bible Translation
I will say unto +God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou strivest with me.

English Revised Version
I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou contendest with me.

Webster's Bible Translation
I will say to God, Do not condemn me; show me why thou contendest with me.

World English Bible
I will tell God, 'Do not condemn me. Show me why you contend with me.

Young's Literal Translation
I say unto God, 'Do not condemn me, Let me know why Thou dost strive with me.
Study Bible
Job's Plea to God
1"I loathe my own life; I will give full vent to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. 2"I will say to God, Do not condemn me; Let me know why You contend with me. 3'Is it right for You indeed to oppress, To reject the labor of Your hands, And to look favorably on the schemes of the wicked?…
Cross References
Job 9:3
"If one wished to dispute with Him, He could not answer Him once in a thousand times.

Job 9:29
"I am accounted wicked, Why then should I toil in vain?

Job 40:2
"Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves God answer it."
Treasury of Scripture

I will say to God, Do not condemn me; show me why you contend with me.

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(2) I will say unto God . . .--This is a model of prayer for all, combining the prayer of the publican (Luke 18:13), and a prayer for that light for which we long so earnestly in times of affliction and darkness.

Verse 2. - I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; literally, do not pronounce me wicked My friends, as they call themselves, have, one and all, condemned me: do not thou also condemn me. A touching appeal! Show me wherefore thou contendest with me. One of Job's principal trials is the perplexity into which his unexampled sufferings have thrown him. He cannot understand why he has been singled out for such tremendous punishment, when he is not conscious to himself of any impiety or other heinous sin against God. So now, when he has resolved to vent all the bitterness of his soul, he ventures to ask the question - Why is he so tried? What has he done to make God his enemy? Wherefore does God fight against him continually? I will say unto God, do not condemn me,.... Not that he feared eternal condemnation; there is none to them that are in Christ, and believe in him as Job did; Christ's undertakings, sufferings, and death, secure his people from the condemnation of law and justice; nor, indeed, are the afflictions of God's people a condemnation of them, but a fatherly chastisement, and are in order to prevent their being condemned with the world; yet they may look as if they were, in the eyes of the men of the world, and they as very wicked persons; and so the word may be rendered, "do not account me wicked" (d), or treat me as a wicked man, by continuing thine afflicting hand upon the; which, as long as it was on him, his friends would not believe but that he was a wicked man; wherefore, as God knew he was not such an one as they took him to be, he begs that he would not use him as such, that so the censure he lay under might be removed; and though he was condemned by them, he entreats that God would make it appear he was not condemned by him: and whereas he was not conscious to himself of any notorious wickedness done by him, which deserved such usage, he further prays:

show me wherefore thou contendest with me. Afflictions are the Lord's controversy with his people, a striving, a contending with them; which are sometimes so sharp, that were they continued long, the spirits would fail before him, and the souls that he has made: now there is always a cause or reason for them, which God has in his own breast, though it is not always known to man, at least not at first, or as soon as the controversy or contention is begun; when God afflicts, it is either for sin, to prevent it, or purge from it, or to bring his people to a sense of it, to repent of it, and forsake it, or to try their graces, and make them more partakers of his holiness; and when good men, as Job, are at a loss about this, not being conscious of any gross iniquity committed, or a course of sin continued in, it is lawful, and right, and commendable, to inquire the reason of it, and learn, if possible, the end, design, and use of such dispensations.

(d) "neque judices me improbum", Vatablus; so Schultens. 2. show me, etc.—Do not, by virtue of Thy mere sovereignty, treat me as guilty without showing me the reasons.10:1-7 Job, being weary of his life, resolves to complain, but he will not charge God with unrighteousness. Here is a prayer that he might be delivered from the sting of his afflictions, which is sin. When God afflicts us, he contends with us; when he contends with us, there is always a reason; and it is desirable to know the reason, that we may repent of and forsake the sin for which God has a controversy with us. But when, like Job, we speak in the bitterness of our souls, we increase guilt and vexation. Let us harbour no hard thoughts of God; we shall hereafter see there was no cause for them. Job is sure that God does not discover things, nor judge of them, as men do; therefore he thinks it strange that God continues him under affliction, as if he must take time to inquire into his sin.
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