Job, taking liberty of complaint, expostulateth with God about his afflictions.
Job 10:1 My soule is weary of my life, I will leaue my complaint vpon my selfe; I will speake in the bitternesse of my soule. Job 10:2 I will say vnto God, Doe not condemne mee; shewe me wherefore thou contendest with me. Job 10:3 [Is] it good vnto thee, that thou shouldest oppresse? that thou shouldest despise the worke of thine hands? and shine vpon the counsell of the wicked? Job 10:4 Hast thou eyes of flesh? or seest thou as man seeth? Job 10:5 [Are] thy dayes as the dayes of man? [are] thy yeeres as mans dayes, Job 10:6 That thou enquirest after mine iniquitie, and searchest after my sinne? Job 10:7 Thou knowest that I am not wicked, and [there is] none that can deliuer out of thine hand. Job 10:8 Thine hands haue made me and fashioned me together round about yet thou doest destroy me. Job 10:9 Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay, and wilt thou bring me into dust againe? Job 10:10 Hast thou not powred me out as milke, and cruddled me like cheese? Job 10:11 Thou hast cloathed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinewes. Job 10:12 Thou hast granted me life and fauour, and thy visitation hath preserued my spirit. Job 10:13 And these things hast thou hid in thine heart; I know that this [is] with thee. Job 10:14 If I sinne, then thou markest me, and thou wilt not acquite me from mine iniquitie. Job 10:15 If I be wicked, woe vnto me; and [if] I be righteous, [yet] will I not lift vp my head: I am full of confusion, therefore see thou mine affliction: Job 10:16 For it increaseth: thou huntest me as a fierce Lion: and againe thou shewest thy selfe marueilous vpon me. Job 10:17 Thou renuest thy witnesses against me, and increasest thine indignation vpon me; Changes and warre are against me.
He complaineth of life, and craveth a little ease before death.
Job 10:18 Wherfore then hast thou brought me forth out of the wombe? Oh that I had giuen vp the ghost, and no eye had seene me! Job 10:19 I should haue bene as though I had not bene, I should haue bene caried from the wombe to the graue. Job 10:20 Are not my dayes few? cease then, [and] let me alone that I may take comfort a litle, Job 10:21 Before I goe [whence] I shall not returne, [euen] to the land of darknes and the shadow of death, Job 10:22 A land of darknes, as darknes it selfe, [and] of the shadow of death, without any order, and [where] the light [is] as darkenes.