Job 10
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1"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.1“I loathe my own life; I will express my complaint and speak in the bitterness of my soul.
2I'll say to God, 'Don't condemn me! Let me know why you are fighting me.2I will say to God: Do not condemn me! Let me know why You prosecute me.
3Does it delight you to oppress or despise what you have made, while you smile at the plans of the wicked? 3Does it please You to oppress me, to reject the work of Your hands, and favor the schemes of the wicked?
4Do you have eyes made of flesh? Can you look at things as humans do?4Do You have eyes of flesh? Do You see as man sees?
5Can you live only as long as a human being? Or live the years of a mortal man?5Are Your days like those of a mortal, or Your years like those of a man,
6"'For you seek out my iniquity and search for my sin.6that You should seek my iniquity and search out my sin—
7Although you know that I'm not guilty, there's no one to deliver me from you! 7though You know that I am not guilty, and there is no deliverance from Your hand?
8Your hands formed and fashioned me, but then you have destroyed me all at once on all sides.8Your hands shaped me and altogether formed me. Will You now turn and destroy me?
9"'Please remember that you've made me like clay and you'll return me to dust.9Please remember that You molded me like clay. Will You now return me to dust?
10Didn't you pour me out like milk and let me congeal like cheese?10Did You not pour me out like milk, and curdle me like cheese?
11You covered me with skin and flesh, weaving me together with bones and sinews.11You clothed me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews.
12You gave life and gracious love to me; your providential care has preserved my spirit.12You have granted me life and loving devotion, and Your care has preserved my spirit.
13But you've hidden these things in your heart— I know this was your purpose: 13Yet You concealed these things in Your heart, and I know that this was in Your mind:
14If I sin, you watch me and won't acquit me for my iniquity.14If I sinned, You would take note, and would not acquit me of my iniquity.
15"'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!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.
16But if I do lift up my head, you will hunt me like a lion! You will perform miracles in order to fight against me.16Should I hold my head high, You would hunt me like a lion, and again display Your power against me.
17"'You have brought new witnesses against me, you're even more angry with me— you've brought fresh troops to attack me!17You produce new witnesses against me and multiply Your anger toward me. Hardships assault me in wave after wave.
18So why did you bring me out from the womb? I wish I had died, before anyone had seen me,18Why then did You bring me from the womb? Oh, that I had died, and no eye had seen me!
19as if I had never existed; carried from the womb to the grave.19If only I had never come to be, but had been carried from the womb to the grave.
20My days are so few, aren't they? So leave me alone, then, so I can smile a little20Are my days not few? Withdraw from me, that I may have a little comfort,
21before I go, never to return, leaving for the land of deep darkness and shadow.21before I go—never to return—to a land of darkness and gloom,
22It's a gloomy land, like deepest darkness; where there's no order, and where even the brightness is like darkness.'"22to a land of utter darkness, of deep shadow and disorder, where even the light is like darkness.”
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