Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Job 10

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

Job 10:1 My soul doth loathe my life,—I let loose my complaint, I speak, in the bitterness of my soul. Job 10:2 I say unto GOD, Do not hold me guilty, Let me know, on what account thou contendest with me! Job 10:3 Is it seemly in thee, that thou shouldst oppress? that thou shouldst despise the labour of thine own hand, when, upon the counsel of the lawless, thou hast shone? Job 10:4 Eyes of flesh, hast thou? or, as a mortal seeth, seest thou? Job 10:5 As the days of a mortal, are thy days? or, thy years, as the days of a man? Job 10:6 That thou shouldst seek for mine iniquity, and, for my sin, shouldst make search: Job 10:7 Though it is, within thine own knowledge, that I would not be lawless, and, none, out of thy hand, can deliver? Job 10:8 Thine own hands, shaped me, and made me, all in unison round about, and yet thou hast confounded me. Job 10:9 Remember, I pray thee, that, as clay, thou didst make me, and, unto dust, thou wilt cause me to return. Job 10:10 Didst thou not, like milk, pour me forth? and, as cheese, curdle me? Job 10:11 With skin and flesh, clothe me? and, with bones and sinews, interweave me? Job 10:12 Life and lovingkindness, thou didst bestow upon me,—and, thy watchful care, preserved my breath. Job 10:13 Yet, these things, thou didst hide in thy heart, I know that, this, hath been with thee! Job 10:14 If I have sinned, then couldst thou watch me, and, from mine iniquity, thou wouldst not acquit me: Job 10:15 If I have been lawless, alas for me! Or, if I am righteous, I will not lift up my head, Surfeited with shame, look thou then on my humiliation. Job 10:16 When it is lifted up, like a howling lion, thou dost hunt me, Then again thou dost shew thyself marvelous against me. Job 10:17 Thou renewest thy witnesses before me, and dost increase thy vexation with me, Relays—yea an army, is with me.

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

Job 10:18 Wherefore then, from the womb, didst thou bring me forth? I might have breathed my last, and, no eye, have seen me. Job 10:19 As though I had not been, should I have become,—from the womb to the grave, might I have been borne. Job 10:20 Are not my days, few?—then forbear, and set me aside, that I may brighten up for a little; Job 10:21 Before I go, and not return, unto a land of darkness and death-shade: Job 10:22 A land of obscurity, like thick darkness, of death-shade and disorder, and which shineth like thick darkness.

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