English Revised 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; shew 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 thine 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 thine hand? Job 10:8 Thine 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 favour, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit. Job 10:13 Yet these things thou didst hide in thine 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 shewest thyself marvelous 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 A land of thick darkness, as darkness [itself]; [a land] of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

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