Job 10:3
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New International Version
Does it please you to oppress me, to spurn the work of your hands, while you smile on the plans of the wicked?

King James Bible
Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, that thou shouldest despise the work of thine hands, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked?

Darby Bible Translation
Doth it please thee to oppress, that thou shouldest despise the work of thy hands, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked?

World English Bible
Is it good to you that you should oppress, that you should despise the work of your hands, and smile on the counsel of the wicked?

Young's Literal Translation
Is it good for Thee that Thou dost oppress? That Thou despisest the labour of Thy hands, And on the counsel of the wicked hast shone?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Is it good unto thee - Surely it can be no gratification to thee to distress the children of men, as if thou didst despise the work of thy own hands.

And shine upon the counsel - For by my afflictions the harsh judgments of the wicked will appear to be confirmed: viz., that God regards not his most fervent worshippers; and it is no benefit to lead a religious life.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Is it good

Job 34:5-7,18,19 For Job has said, I am righteous: and God has taken away my judgment...

Job 36:7-9,17,18 He withdraws not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yes, he does establish them for ever...

Job 40:2,8 Shall he that contends with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproves God, let him answer it...

Lamentations 3:2-18 He has led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light...


Psalm 69:33 For the LORD hears the poor, and despises not his prisoners.

the work. Heb. the labour

Job 14:15 You shall call, and I will answer you: you will have a desire to the work of your hands.

Job 34:19 How much less to him that accepts not the persons of princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor?...

Psalm 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerns me: your mercy, O LORD, endures for ever: forsake not the works of your own hands.

Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay, and you our potter; and we all are the work of your hand.

1 Peter 4:19 Why let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as to a faithful Creator.

shine upon

Job 8:20 Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:

Jeremiah 12:1-3 Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk with you of your judgments: Why does the way of the wicked prosper...

The Sweet Uses of Adversity
Now, I propose to address myself to the two classes of persons who are making use of this question. First, I shall speak to the tried saint; and then I shall speak to the seeking sinner, who has been seeking peace and pardon through Christ, but who has not as yet found it, but, on the contrary, has been buffeted by the law, and driven away from the mercy-seat in despair. I. First, then, to THE CHILD OF GOD. I have--I know I have--in this great assembly, some who have come to Job's position. They
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859

Whether the Damned are in Material Darkness?
Objection 1: It would seem that the damned are not in material darkness. For commenting on Job 10:22, "But everlasting horror dwelleth," Gregory says (Moral. ix): "Although that fire will give no light for comfort, yet, that it may torment the more it does give light for a purpose, for by the light of its flame the wicked will see their followers whom they have drawn thither from the world." Therefore the darkness there is not material. Objection 2: Further, the damned see their own punishment, for
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

How is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
The sixth case, that we shall speak a little to, is a deadness, occasioned by the Lord's hiding of himself, who is their life, and "the fountain of life," Ps. xxxvi. 9, and "whose loving-kindness is better than life," Ps. lxiii. 3, and "in whose favour is their life," Ps. xxx. 5. A case, which the frequent complaints of the saints manifest to be rife enough, concerning which we shall, 1. Shew some of the consequences of the Lord's hiding his face, whereby the soul's case will appear. 2. Shew the
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

The Beginning of Justification. In what Sense Progressive.
1. Men either idolatrous, profane, hypocritical, or regenerate. 1. Idolaters void of righteousness, full of unrighteousness, and hence in the sight of God altogether wretched and undone. 2. Still a great difference in the characters of men. This difference manifested. 1. In the gifts of God. 2. In the distinction between honorable and base. 3. In the blessings of he present life. 3. All human virtue, how praiseworthy soever it may appear, is corrupted. 1. By impurity of heart. 2. By the absence of
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
Job 9:22
It is all the same; that is why I say, 'He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.'

Job 9:24
When a land falls into the hands of the wicked, he blindfolds its judges. If it is not he, then who is it?

Job 10:8
"Your hands shaped me and made me. Will you now turn and destroy me?

Job 14:15
You will call and I will answer you; you will long for the creature your hands have made.

Job 16:11
God has turned me over to the ungodly and thrown me into the clutches of the wicked.

Job 19:6
then know that God has wronged me and drawn his net around me.

Job 21:16
But their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stand aloof from the plans of the wicked.

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