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As soon as I sin, I'm in trouble with you, but when I do right, I get no credit. I am miserable and covered with shame.
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And if I be wicked, woe unto me: and if just, I shall not lift up my head, being filled with affliction and misery.
If I be wicked
Job 10:7 And shouldst know that I have done no wicked thing, whereas there is no man that can deliver out of thy hand?
Job 9:29 But if so also I am wicked, why have I laboured in vain?
Job 27:7 Let my enemy be as the ungodly, and my adversary as the wicked one.
Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, all the nations that forget God.
Isaiah 3:11 Woe to the wicked unto evil: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
Isaiah 6:5 And I said: Woe is me, because I have held my peace; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people that hath unclean lips, and I have seen with my eyes the King the Lord of hosts.
Malachi 3:18 And you shall return, and shall see the difference between the just and the wicked: and between him that serveth God, and him that serveth him not.
Romans 2:8,9 But to them that are contentious and who obey not the truth but give credit to iniquity, wrath and indignation. . . .
Job 9:12,15,20,21 If he examine on a sudden, who shall answer him? or who can say: Why dost thou so? . . .
Isaiah 64:5,6 Thou hast met him that rejoiceth, and doth justice: in thy ways they shall remember thee: behold thou art angry, and we have sinned: in them we have been always, and we shall be saved. . . .
Luke 17:10 I think not. So you also, when you shall have done all these things that are commanded you, say: We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which we ought to do.
I am full
Job 21:6 As for me, when I remember, I am afraid, and trembling taketh hold on my flesh.
Job 23:15 And therefore I am troubled at his presence, and when I consider him, I am made pensive with fear.
Exodus 3:7 And the Lord said to him: I have seen the affliction of my people in Egypt, and I have heard their cry because of the rigour of them that are over the works;
Psalm 25:18 See my abjection and my labour; and forgive me all my sins.
Psalm 119:153 See my humiliation and deliver me for I have not forgotten thy law.
Lamentations 1:20 Res. Behold, O Lord, for I am in distress, my bowels are troubled: my heart is turned within me, for I am full of bitterness: abroad the sword destroyeth and at home there is death alike.
Lamentations 5:1 Remember, O Lord, what is come upon us: consider and behold our reproach.
ContextJob's Plea to God
…14If I have sinned, and thou hast spared me for an hour: why dost thou not suffer me to be clean from my iniquity? 15And if I be wicked, woe unto me: and if just, I shall not lift up my head, being filled with affliction and misery.16And for pride thou wilt take me as a lioness, and returning, thou tormentest me wonderfully.…
Answer, I beseech you, without contention: and speaking that which is just, judge ye.
I, who although I should have any just thing, would not answer, but would make supplication to my judge.
And shouldst know that I have done no wicked thing, whereas there is no man that can deliver out of thy hand?
Fill their faces with shame; and they shall seek thy name, O Lord.
Woe to the wicked unto evil: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
Additional TranslationsIf I am guilty, woe to me! And even if I am righteous, I cannot lift my head. I am full of shame and aware of my affliction.If I be wicked, woe to me; and if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see you my affliction;
If I be wicked, woe unto me; And if I be righteous, yet shall I not lift up my head; Being filled with ignominy, And looking upon mine affliction.
Or if I should be ungodly, woe is me: and if I should be righteous, I cannot lift myself up, for I am full of dishonour.
If I were wicked, woe unto me! and righteous, I will not lift up my head, being [so] full of shame, and beholding mine affliction; --
If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I be righteous, yet shall I not lift up my head; being filled with ignominy and looking upon mine affliction.
If I be wicked, woe to me; and if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou my affliction;
If I am wicked, woe to me. If I am righteous, I still shall not lift up my head, being filled with disgrace, and conscious of my affliction.
If I have done wickedly -- woe to me, And righteously -- I lift not up my head, Full of shame -- then see my affliction,
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