Job 10
Christian Standard BibleNew American Standard Bible
1I am disgusted with my life. I will give vent to my complaint and speak in the bitterness of my soul.1"I loathe my own life; I will give full vent to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
2I will say to God, "Do not declare me guilty! Let me know why you prosecute me.2"I will say to God, 'Do not condemn me; Let me know why You contend with me.
3Is it good for you to oppress, to reject the work of your hands, and favor the plans of the wicked?3'Is it right for You indeed to oppress, To reject the labor of Your hands, And to look favorably on the schemes of the wicked?
4Do you have eyes of flesh, or do you see as a human sees?4'Have You eyes of flesh? Or do You see as a man sees?
5Are your days like those of a human, or your years like those of a man,5'Are Your days as the days of a mortal, Or Your years as man's years,
6that you look for my iniquity and search for my sin,6That You should seek for my guilt And search after my sin?
7even though you know that I am not wicked and that there is no one who can rescue from your power?7'According to Your knowledge I am indeed not guilty, Yet there is no deliverance from Your hand.
8"Your hands shaped me and formed me. Will you now turn and destroy me?8'Your hands fashioned and made me altogether, And would You destroy me?
9Please remember that you formed me like clay. Will you now return me to dust?9'Remember now, that You have made me as clay; And would You turn me into dust again?
10Did you not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese?10'Did You not pour me out like milk And curdle me like cheese;
11You clothed me with skin and flesh, and wove me together with bones and tendons.11Clothe me with skin and flesh, And knit me together with bones and sinews?
12You gave me life and faithful love, and your care has guarded my life.12'You have granted me life and lovingkindness; And Your care has preserved my spirit.
13"Yet you concealed these thoughts in your heart; I know that this was your hidden plan:13'Yet these things You have concealed in Your heart; I know that this is within You:
14if I sin, you would notice, and would not acquit me of my iniquity.14If I sin, then You would take note of me, And would not acquit me of my guilt.
15If 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.15If 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.
16If I am proud, you hunt me like a lion and again display your miraculous power against me.16Should my head be lifted up, You would hunt me like a lion; And again You would show Your power against me.
17You produce new witnesses against me and multiply your anger toward me. Hardships assault me, wave after wave.17'You renew Your witnesses against me And increase Your anger toward me; Hardship after hardship is with me.
18"Why did you bring me out of the womb? I should have died and never been seen.18'Why then have You brought me out of the womb? Would that I had died and no eye had seen me!
19I wish I had never existed but had been carried from the womb to the grave.19'I should have been as though I had not been, Carried from womb to tomb.'
20Are my days not few? Stop it! Leave me alone, so that I can smile a little20"Would He not let my few days alone? Withdraw from me that I may have a little cheer
21before I go to a land of darkness and gloom, never to return.21Before I go-- and I shall not return-- To the land of darkness and deep shadow,
22It is a land of blackness like the deepest darkness, gloomy and chaotic, where even the light is like the darkness."22The land of utter gloom as darkness itself, Of deep shadow without order, And which shines as the darkness."
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