Though I am blameless, I have no concern for myself; I despise my life.
Cross ReferencesJob 1:1
There once was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. And this man was blameless and upright, fearing God and shunning evil.
that God would be willing to crush me, to unleash His hand and cut me off!
I loathe my life! I would not live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.
For even if I were right, I could not answer. I could only beg my Judge for mercy.
though You know that I am not guilty, and there is no deliverance from Your hand?
I am a laughingstock to my friends, though I called on God, and He answered. The righteous and upright man is a laughingstock.
Behold, now that I have prepared my case, I know that I will be vindicated.
I am pure, without transgression; I am clean, with no iniquity in me.
Chapter Outline1. Job acknowledges God's justice
22. Man's innocence is not to be condemned by afflictions
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Jeremiah 17:9, 10
1 Corinthians 4:4
1 John 3:20
Job 7:15, 16, 21
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