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 very life; therefore I will give free rein to my complaint and speak out in the bitterness of my soul.
2I'll say to God, 'Don't condemn me! Let me know why you are fighting me.2I say to God: Do not declare me guilty, but tell me what charges you have against 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 spurn the work of your hands, while you smile on the plans 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 a mortal 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 strong man,
6"'For you seek out my iniquity and search for my sin.6that you must search out my faults and probe after 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 that no one can rescue me from your hand?
8Your hands formed and fashioned me, but then you have destroyed me all at once on all sides.8"Your hands shaped me and made 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.9Remember that you molded me like clay. Will you now turn me to dust again?
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.11clothe 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 showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit.
13But you've hidden these things in your heart— I know this was your purpose: 13"But this is what you concealed 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 be watching me and would not let my offense go unpunished.
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! Even if I am innocent, I cannot lift my head, for I am full of shame and drowned in 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 hold my head high, you stalk me like a lion and again display your awesome 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 toward me; your forces come against me wave upon wave.
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 of the womb? I wish I had died before any eye saw me.
19as if I had never existed; carried from the womb to the grave.19If only I had never come into being, or had been carried straight 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 few days almost over? Turn away from me so I can have a moment's joy
21before I go, never to return, leaving for the land of deep darkness and shadow.21before I go to the place of no return, to the land of gloom and utter darkness,
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 deepest night, of utter darkness and disorder, where even the light is like darkness."
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Job 9
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