American Standard Version

Job 10

Job, taking liberty of complaint, expostulateth with God about his afflictions.

Job 10:1 My soul is weary of my life; I will give free course to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. Job 10:2 I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; Show me wherefore thou contendest with me. Job 10:3 Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, That thou shouldest despise the work of thy hands, And shine upon the counsel of the wicked? Job 10:4 Hast thou eyes of flesh? Or seest thou as man seeth? Job 10:5 Are thy days as the days of man, Or thy years as man's days, Job 10:6 That thou inquirest after mine iniquity, And searchest after my sin, Job 10:7 Although thou knowest that I am not wicked, And there is none that can deliver out of thy hand? Job 10:8 Thy hands have framed me and fashioned me Together round about; yet thou dost destroy me. Job 10:9 Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast fashioned me as clay; And wilt thou bring me into dust again? Job 10:10 Hast thou not poured me out as milk, And curdled me like cheese? Job 10:11 Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, And knit me together with bones and sinews. Job 10:12 Thou hast granted me life and lovingkindness; And thy visitation hath preserved my spirit. Job 10:13 Yet these things thou didst hide in thy heart; I know that this is with thee: Job 10:14 If I sin, then thou markest me, And thou wilt not acquit me from mine iniquity. Job 10:15 If I be wicked, woe unto me; And if I be righteous, yet shall I not lift up my head; Being filled with ignominy, And looking upon mine affliction. Job 10:16 And if [my head] exalt itself, thou huntest me as a lion; And again thou showest thyself marvellous upon me. Job 10:17 Thou renewest thy witnesses against me, And increasest thine indignation upon me: Changes and warfare are with me.

He complaineth of life, and craveth a little ease before death.

Job 10:18 Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me. Job 10:19 I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave. Job 10:20 Are not my days few? cease then, And let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, Job 10:21 Before I go whence I shall not return, [Even] to the land of darkness and of the shadow of death; Job 10:22 The land dark as midnight, [The land] of the shadow of death, without any order, And where the light is as midnight.

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