||English: New American Standard Bible
Job 10 [Commentary] |
|| "I loathe my own life;
I will give full vent to my complaint;
I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
||"I will say to God, `Do not condemn me;
Let me know why You contend with me.
||`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?
||`Have You eyes of flesh?
Or do You see as a man sees?
||`Are Your days as the days of a mortal,
Or Your years as man's years,
||That You should seek for my guilt
And search after my sin?
||`According to Your knowledge I am indeed not guilty,
Yet there is no deliverance from Your hand.
||`Your hands fashioned and made me altogether,
And would You destroy me?
||`Remember now, that You have made me as clay;
And would You turn me into dust again?
||`Did You not pour me out like milk
And curdle me like cheese;
||Clothe me with skin and flesh,
And knit me together with bones and sinews?
||`You have granted me life and lovingkindness;
And Your care has preserved my spirit.
||`Yet these things You have concealed in Your heart;
I know that this is within You:
||If I sin, then You would take note of me,
And would not acquit me of my guilt.
||`If 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.
||`Should my head be lifted up, You would hunt me like a lion;
And again You would show Your power against me.
||`You renew Your witnesses against me
And increase Your anger toward me;
Hardship after hardship is with me.
||`Why then have You brought me out of the womb?
Would that I had died and no eye had seen me!
||`I should have been as though I had not been,
Carried from womb to tomb.'
||"Would He not let my few days alone?
Withdraw from me that I may have a little cheer
||Before I go--and I shall not return--
To the land of darkness and deep shadow,
||The land of utter gloom as darkness itself,
Of deep shadow without order,
And which shines as the darkness."
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