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; shew me wherefore thou strivest with me. Job 10:3 Doth it please thee to 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 a mortal? are thy years as a man's days, Job 10:6 That thou searchest after mine iniquity, and inquirest into my sin; Job 10:7 Since thou knowest that I am not wicked, and that there is none that delivereth out of thy hand? Job 10:8 Thy hands have bound me together and made me as one, round about; yet dost thou swallow me up! Job 10:9 Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as clay, and wilt 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 favour, and thy care hath preserved my spirit; Job 10:13 And these things didst thou hide in thy heart; I know that this was with thee. Job 10:14 If I sinned, thou wouldest mark me, and thou wouldest not acquit me of mine iniquity. Job 10:15 If I were wicked, woe unto me! and righteous, I will not lift up my head, being [so] full of shame, and beholding mine affliction; Job 10:16 And it increaseth: thou huntest me as a fierce lion; and ever again thou shewest thy marvellous power upon me. Job 10:17 Thou renewest thy witnesses before me and increasest thy displeasure against me; successions [of evil] and a time of toil are with me.
He complaineth of life, and craveth a little ease before death.
Job 10:18 And wherefore didst thou bring me forth out of the womb? I had expired, and no eye had seen me. Job 10:19 I should be 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 revive a little, Job 10:21 Before I go, and never to return,to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; Job 10:22 A land of gloom, as darkness itself; of the shadow of death, without any order, where the light is as thick darkness.