Job, taking liberty of complaint, expostulateth with God about his afflictions.
Job 10:1 It greueth my soule to lyue. I wyl make my complaynte, and wyll speake out of the very heuynesse of my soule. Job 10:2 I wyll saye vnto God: O do not condempne me, but shewe me the cause, wherfore thou contendest so with me? Job 10:3 Thinckest thou it well done, to oppresse me, to cast me of (beynge the worckes of thy handes) and to mainteyne the councel of the vngodly? Job 10:4 Hast thou fleshy eyes: or doest thou loke as a man loketh? Job 10:5 Or are thy dayes as þe dayes of man, and thy yeares as mans yeares? Job 10:6 that thou makest soch inquisicyon for my wickednes, & searchest out my synne? Job 10:7 where as (not withstandinge) thou knowest that I am no wycked person, and that there is no man able to delyuer me out of thyne hande. Job 10:8 Thy handes haue made me, and fasshioned me all together rounde aboute, wilt thou then destroye me sodenly? Job 10:9 O remembre (I beseke the) how that thou madest me of the moulde of þe erth, & shalt bringe me into dust agayne. Job 10:10 Hast þu not turned me, as it were mylck, and turned me to cruddes lyke chese? Job 10:11 Thou hast couered me with skynne and fleshe, and ioyned me together with bones and synnewes. Job 10:12 Thou hast graunted my life, and done me good: and the diligent hede that thou tokest vpon me, hath preserued my sprete. Job 10:13 Thou hast hyd these thynges in thyne hert. I am sure, that thou remembrest thys thynge. Job 10:14 If I dyd synne, thou haddest an eye vnto me, and shalt not declare me innocent because of myne offence. Job 10:15 Yf I haue done wickedly, wo is me therfore. Yf I haue done righteously, yet darre I not lift vp my hede: so full am I of confusion, and se myne awne misery. Job 10:16 Thou huntest me out (being in heuynes) as it were a lyon, & troublest me out of measure. Job 10:17 Thou bryngest fresh wytnesse agaynst me, and thy wrath increasest thou vpon me, very many are þe plages þt I am in.
He complaineth of life, and craveth a little ease before death.
Job 10:18 Wherfore hast thou brought me oute of my mothers wombe? O that I had perisshed, and þt no eye had sene me. Job 10:19 Yf they had caryed me to my graue assone as I was borne, then shuld I be now, as though I had neuer bene Job 10:20 Are not my dayes feawe? Lett hym then leaue of fro me and let me alone, that I may ease my selfe a lytle Job 10:21 afore I go thyther, from whence I shall not turne agayne: euen to the lande of darcknesse and shadowe of death: Job 10:22 yee, into that darck clowdy land and deadly shadowe, where as is no ordre, but terrible feare as in the darcknesse.