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 am weary of my life; I will complain without restraint; I will 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; tell me why you are contending with me.'
3Does it delight you to oppress or despise what you have made, while you smile at the plans of the wicked? 3Is it good for you to oppress, to despise the work of your hands, while you smile on the schemes of the wicked?
4Do you have eyes made of flesh? Can you look at things as humans do?4"Do you have eyes of flesh, or do you see as a human being sees?
5Can you live only as long as a human being? Or live the years of a mortal man?5Are your days like the days of a mortal, or your years like the years of a mortal,
6"'For you seek out my iniquity and search for my sin.6that you must search out my iniquity, and inquire about my sin,
7Although you know that I'm not guilty, there's no one to deliver me from you! 7although you know that I am not guilty, and that there is no one who can deliver out of your hand?
8Your hands formed and fashioned me, but then you have destroyed me all at once on all sides.8"Your hands have shaped me and made me, but now you destroy me completely.
9"'Please remember that you've made me like clay and you'll return me to dust.9Remember that you have made me as with the clay; will you 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 gave me life and favor, and your intervention watched over my spirit.
13But you've hidden these things in your heart— I know this was your purpose: 13"But these things you have concealed in your heart; I know that this is with you:
14If I sin, you watch me and won't acquit me for my iniquity.14If I sinned, then you would watch me and you 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 if I am innocent, I cannot lift my head; I am full of shame, and satiated with 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.16If I lift myself up, you hunt me as a fierce lion, and again you 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 bring new witnesses against me, and increase your anger against me; relief troops come against me.
18So why did you bring me out from the womb? I wish I had died, before anyone had seen me,18"Why then did you bring me out from the womb? I should have died and no eye would have seen me!
19as if I had never existed; carried from the womb to the grave.19I should have been as though I had never existed; I should have been carried right 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 not my days few? Cease, then, and leave me alone, that I may find a little comfort,
21before I go, never to return, leaving for the land of deep darkness and shadow.21before I depart, never to return, to the land of darkness and the deepest shadow,
22It's a gloomy land, like deepest darkness; where there's no order, and where even the brightness is like darkness.'"22to the land of utter darkness, like the deepest darkness, and the deepest shadow and disorder, where even the light is like darkness."
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Job 9
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