Job 10:15
New International Version
If I am guilty--woe to me! Even if I am innocent, I cannot lift my head, for I am full of shame and drowned in my affliction.

New Living Translation
If I am guilty, too bad for me; and even if I'm innocent, I can't hold my head high, because I am filled with shame and misery.

English Standard Version
If I am guilty, woe to me! If I am in the right, I cannot lift up my head, for I am filled with disgrace and look on my affliction.

Berean Study Bible
If 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.

New American Standard Bible
If I am wicked, woe to me! And if I am righteous, I dare not lift up my head. I am sated with disgrace and conscious of my misery.

King James Bible
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;

Christian Standard Bible
If I am wicked, woe to me! And even if I am righteous, I cannot lift up my head. I am filled with shame and have drunk deeply of my affliction.

Contemporary English Version
Guilty or innocent, I am condemned and ashamed because of my troubles.

Good News Translation
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If I am wicked, woe to me! And even if I am righteous, I cannot lift up my head. I am filled with shame and aware of my affliction.

International Standard Version
"'Woe to me if I'm guilty! If I'm innocent, I cannot lift my head, because I am filled with disgrace. Look at my affliction!

NET Bible
If I am guilty, woe to me, and if I am innocent, I cannot lift my head; I am full of shame, and satiated with my affliction.

New Heart English Bible
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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How terrible it will be for me if I'm guilty! Even if I'm righteous, I dare not lift up my head. I am filled with disgrace while I look on my misery.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
‘If I am wicked, woe to me! And if I am righteous, I dare not lift up my head. I am sated with disgrace and conscious of my misery.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If I am wicked, woe unto me; and if I am righteous, I will not lift up my head, being full of dishonour and of seeing my affliction.

King James 2000 Bible
If I am wicked, woe unto me; and if I am righteous, yet can I not lift up my head. I am full of disgrace; therefore see my affliction;

American King James Version
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;

American Standard Version
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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if I be wicked, woe unto me: and if just, I shall not lift up my head, being filled with affliction and misery.

Darby Bible Translation
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; --

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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;

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
If I have done wickedly -- woe to me, And righteously -- I lift not up my head, Full of shame -- then see my affliction,
Study Bible
Job's Plea to God
14If I sinned, You would take note, and would not acquit me of my iniquity. 15If 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. 16Should I hold my head high, You would hunt me like a lion, and again display Your power against me.…
Cross References
Job 6:29
Reconsider; do not be unjust. Reconsider, for my righteousness is at stake.

Job 9:15
For even if I were right, I could not answer. I could only beg my Judge for mercy.

Job 10:7
though You know that I am not guilty, and there is no deliverance from Your hand?

Psalm 83:16
Cover their faces with shame, that they may seek Your name, O LORD.

Isaiah 3:11
Woe to the wicked; disaster is upon them! For they will be repaid with what their hands have done.

Treasury of Scripture

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

Job 10:7
Thou knowest that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of thine hand.

Job 9:29
If I be wicked, why then labour I in vain?

Job 27:7
Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.

righteous

Job 9:12,15,20,21
Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou? …

Isaiah 64:5,6
Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved…

Luke 17:10
So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

I am full

Job 21:6
Even when I remember I am afraid, and trembling taketh hold on my flesh.

Job 23:15
Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.

see

Exodus 3:7
And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

Psalm 25:18
Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.

Psalm 119:153
RESH. Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law.







Lexicon
If
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

I am guilty,
רָשַׁ֡עְתִּי (rā·ša‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7561: To be, wrong, to disturb, violate

woe
אַלְלַ֬י (’al·lay)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 480: Alas! woe!

to me!
לִ֗י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

And even if I am righteous,
וְ֭צָדַקְתִּי (wə·ṣā·ḏaq·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6663: To be just or righteous

I cannot
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

lift
אֶשָּׂ֣א (’eś·śā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

my head.
רֹאשִׁ֑י (rō·šî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7218: The head

[I am] full
שְׂבַ֥ע (śə·ḇa‘)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7646: To be sated, satisfied or surfeited

of shame
קָ֝ל֗וֹן (qā·lō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7036: Disgrace, the pudenda

and aware of
וּרְאֵ֥ה (ū·rə·’êh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

my affliction.
עָנְיִֽי׃ (‘ā·nə·yî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6040: Affliction, poverty
Verse 15. - If I be wicked, woe unto me! If, on the whole, this record of my sins be such that I am pronounced guilty before God, then I accept my doom. Woe unto me! I must submit to suffer. And if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. If, on the contrary, it be admitted that I have not sinned so grievously as to be pronounced unrighteous, even then I will not beast; I will not exalt myself; I will not hold up my head as if I were sinless. I am full of confusion. This clause should not be separated from the last. The sense runs on: "I will not lift up my head (being, as I am), full of confusion," or "of shame," through consciousness of my own imperfections (see the Revised Version). Therefore see thou mine affliction; rather, and seeing my afflictions. The sense given in the Authorized Version is maintained by Rosenmuller, De Wette, Stanley Leathes, and Merx, and defended by Canon Cook; but opposed by Schultens, Professor Lee, and our Revisers. If we accept the views of these last, the whole passage will run thus: "If I be [pronounced] wicked, woe unto reel but if righteous, yet will I not lift up my head, being [as I am] full of confusion, and seeing my afflictions." Job still views his afflictions as signs of God's disfavour, and therefore proofs of his sinfulness. 10:14-22 Job did not deny that as a sinner he deserved his sufferings; but he thought that justice was executed upon him with peculiar rigour. His gloom, unbelief, and hard thoughts of God, were as much to be ascribed to Satan's inward temptations, and his anguish of soul, under the sense of God's displeasure, as to his outward trials, and remaining depravity. Our Creator, become in Christ our Redeemer also, will not destroy the work of his hands in any humble believer; but will renew him unto holiness, that he may enjoy eternal life. If anguish on earth renders the grave a desirable refuge, what will be their condition who are condemned to the blackness of darkness for ever? Let every sinner seek deliverance from that dreadful state, and every believer be thankful to Jesus, who delivereth from the wrath to come.
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