Job, taking liberty of complaint, expostulateth with God about his afflictions.
Job 10:1 it greueth my soule to lyue. Neuerthelesse, nowe wyll I put forth my wordes: I will speake out of the very heuinesse of my soule, Job 10:2 and wyl saye vnto God: O do not condempne me, but shewe me the cause, wherfore thou iudgeste me on thys maner. Job 10:3 Thynkeste thou it well done, to oppresse me, to caste me of (beinge a worke of thy handes) and to manteyne the councell of the vngodly? Job 10:4 Hast thou fleshye eyes then, or doest thou loke as man loketh? Job 10:5 Are thy dayes as the dayes of man, and thy yeares as mans yeares? Job 10:6 that thou makest suche inquisicion for my wyckednesse, and searchest out my synne? Job 10:7 where as (notwithstandynge) 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 fashoned me altogether roundabout wilt thou then destroye my sodenlye? Job 10:9 O remembre (I beseke the) how that thou madest me of the mould of the earth, and shalt bring me to earth agayne. Job 10:10 Hast thou not milked me, as it were milck: and turned me to cruddes lyke chese? Job 10:11 Thou hast couered me wyth skynne and fleshe, and ioyned me together wyth bones & synowes. Job 10:12 Thou hast graunted me life, & done me good and the diligent hede that thou tokeste vpon me, hath preserued my sprite. Job 10:13 Though thou hidest these thinges in thine hert, yet am I sure, that thou remembrest them all. Job 10:14 Wherfore dydest thou kepe me, when I synned, and haste not clensed me from myne offence? Job 10:15 Yf I do wickedlye, wo is me therfore: Yf I be righteous, yet darre I not lyfte vp my heade: so full am I of confusion, and se myne owne mysery. Job 10:16 Thou huntest me out (being in heuynesse) as it were a Lyon, and troubleste me oute of measure. Job 10:17 Thou bringeste fresh wytnesses against me, thy wrath increaseste thou vpon me, very many are the plages that I am in.
He complaineth of life, and craveth a little ease before death.
Job 10:18 Wherfore hast thou broughte me oute of my mothers wombe? O that I had peryshed, and that no eye had sene me. Job 10:19 Yf they had caryed me to my graue, as sone as I was borne, then shoulde I be nowe, as though I had neuer bene. Job 10:20 Shall not my shorte lyfe come sone to an ende? O holde the from, let me alone, that I maye ease my self a lytle Job 10:21 afore I go thether, from whence I shall not turne agayne. Namely, to that lande of darcknesse & shadowe of death: Job 10:22 ye into that darck clowdy lande & deadly shadow, where as is no ordre, but terrible feare as in the darcknesse.