Job 10:1
New International Version
"I loathe my very life; therefore I will give free rein to my complaint and speak out in the bitterness of my soul.

New Living Translation
“I am disgusted with my life. Let me complain freely. My bitter soul must complain.

English Standard Version
“I loathe my life; I will give free utterance to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Berean Study Bible
“I loathe my own life; I will express my complaint and 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.

New King James Version
“My soul loathes my life; I will give free course to my complaint, I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

New American Standard Bible
“I am disgusted with my own life; I will express my complaint freely; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

NASB 1995
"I loathe my own life; I will give full vent to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

NASB 1977
“I loathe my own life; I will give full vent to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Amplified Bible
“I am disgusted with my life and loathe it! I will give free expression to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Christian Standard Bible
I am disgusted with my life. I will give vent to my complaint and speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am disgusted with my life. I will express my complaint and speak in the bitterness of my soul.

American Standard Version
My soul is weary of my life; I will give free course to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My soul is grieved with my life. I reasoned in my reasoning and I shall speak in the bitterness of my soul

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Weary in my soul, I will pour my words with groans upon him: I will speak being straitened in the bitterness of my soul.

Contemporary English Version
I am sick of life! And from my deep despair, I complain to you, my God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My soul is weary of my life, I will let go my speech against myself, I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

English Revised Version
My soul is weary of my life; I will give free course to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Good News Translation
I am tired of living. Listen to my bitter complaint.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I hate my life. I will freely express my complaint. I will speak as bitterly as I feel.

International Standard Version
"I am disgusted with living, so I'm going to talk about my complaint freely. I'll speak out from the bitterness of my soul.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My soul is weary of my life; I will give free course to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Literal Standard Version
“My soul has been weary of my life, I leave off my talking to myself, I speak in the bitterness of my soul.

NET Bible
"I am weary of my life; I will complain without restraint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

New Heart 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job's Plea to God
1“I loathe my own life; I will express my complaint and speak in the bitterness of my soul. 2I will say to God: Do not condemn me! Let me know why You prosecute me.…

Cross References
Job 6:9
that God would be willing to crush me, to unleash His hand and cut me off!

Job 7:11
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.

Job 7:16
I loathe my life! I would not live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.

Isaiah 38:15
What can I say? He has spoken to me, and He Himself has done this. I will walk slowly all my years because of the anguish of my soul.


Treasury of Scripture

My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint on myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

My soul

Job 3:20-23
Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul; …

Job 6:8,9
Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me the thing that I long for! …

Job 5:15,16,20
But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty…

is weary of my life.

Job 7:11
Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

Job 19:4
And be it indeed that I have erred, mine error remaineth with myself.

Job 21:2-4
Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations…

I will speak

Job 10:15,16
If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou mine affliction; …

Job 6:2-4,26
Oh that my grief were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together! …

Job 7:11
Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.









(1) I will leave.--Or, according to some, I will give free vent to the complaint that is upon me. (Comp. Job 9:27 of the last chapter)

Verses 1-22. - Having answered Bildad, Job proceeds to pour out the bitterness of his soul in a pathetic complaint, which he addresses directly to God. There is not much that is novel in the long expostulation, which mainly goes over ground covered in ch. 3, 6, and 7; but some new grounds are alleged as pleas for mercy, if not for justice. These are

(1) that he is God's gesture, and in the past (at any rate) has been the object of his care (vers. 8, 8-12);

(2) that God must be above judging as man judges (vers. 4, 5);

(3) that God knows his innocence (ver. 7); and

(4) that he (Job) is entirely in God's power (ver. 7). In conclusion, Job begs for a little respite, a little time of comfort (ver. 20), before he descends into the darkness of the grave (vers. 21, 22). Verse 1. - My soul is weary of my life. This is better than the marginal rendering, and well expresses the original. It strikes the key-note of the chapter. I will leave my complaint upon myself; rather, I will give free course to my complaint over myself, or I will allow myself in the expression of it (see the Revised Version). Job implies that hitherto he has put some restraint upon himself, but now he will give full and free expression to his feelings. I will speak in the bitterness of my soul (comp. Job 7:11).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I loathe
נָֽקְטָ֥ה (nā·qə·ṭāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5354: To loathe

my own
נַפְשִׁ֗י (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

life;
בְּחַ֫יָּ֥י (bə·ḥay·yāy)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

I will express
אֶֽעֶזְבָ֣ה (’e·‘ez·ḇāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

my complaint
שִׂיחִ֑י (śî·ḥî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7879: A contemplation, an utterance

and speak
אֲ֝דַבְּרָה֗ (’ă·ḏab·bə·rāh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

in the bitterness
בְּמַ֣ר (bə·mar)
Preposition-b | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4751: Bitter, bitterness, bitterly

of my soul.
נַפְשִֽׁי׃ (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion


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