Job 10

1Embittered by his sufferings Job taketh more liberty in expostulating with God. 18He repineth at having been brought into being, and prayeth for a little respite from pain before his death.

1MY soul is a1weary of my life; I bwill leave my complaint upon myself; cI will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

1Or, cut off while I live.

a ch. 7.16; 6.8,9. 1Ki. 19.4. Jonah 4.3,8. b ch. 7.11; 13.13; 21.4; 30.16. c ch. 6.2-4; 16.6,16. v.15,16. Ps. 32.3-5.

2I will say unto God, Do not dcondemn me; eshew me wherefore thou contendest with me.

d Pr. 17.15. Ro. 8.1,34. Ps. 143.2. e ch. 34.31,32. La. 3.40; 5.16,17.

3fIs it good unto thee that thou gshouldest oppress, that thou shouldest hdespise ithe 2work of thine hands, and jshine upon the counsel of the wicked?

2Heb. labour.

f ch. 13.9. g Nu. 11.15. Ru. 1.20. La. 3. Ps. 88; 77; 22. h Ps. 89.38. i Ps. 138.8. v.8. Ep. 2.10; 3.9. j Ps. 73.3-12. Je. 12.1-3. ch. 21.

4Hast thou keyes of flesh? or seest thou as man seeth?

k 1Sa. 16.7. Re. 1.14. Jn. 8.15.

5Are thy ldays as the days of man? are thy years as man's days,

l Ps. 90.2,4. 2Pe. 3.8.

6That thou menquirest after mine iniquity, and searchest after my sin?

m ch. 14.16,17. Je. 50.20. Ps. 10.15.

73Thou nknowest that I am not wicked; and there is onone that can deliver out of thine hand.

3Heb. It is upon thy knowledge.

n Ps. 17.3; 26.1,2; 139.1,2,23,24. Is. 38.3. o De. 32.39. Jn. 10.29. Ps. 50.22. ch. 9.13.

8Thine hands p4have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet thou dost qdestroy me.

4Heb. took pains about.

p Ps. 139.15,16; 119.73. Is. 43.7; 44.2. Ge. 2.7. q ch. 19.10. Is. 64.8,9. v.16. Jonah 4.10.

9Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me ras the clay; and wilt thou bring me into sdust again?

r Is. 45.9; 64.8. Je. 18.6. ch. 33.6. Ro. 9.21. s Ge. 2.7; 3.19. Ps. 90.3. Ec. 12.7.

10tHast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese?

t Ps. 139.14-16.

11Thou hast uclothed me with skin and flesh, and hast 5fenced me with bones and sinews.

5Heb. hedged.

u 2Co. 5.1,4. 2Pe. 1.14. Ps. 139.13.

12Thou hast granted me vlife and favour, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit.

v Ge. 2.7. Mat. 6.26. Ac. 17.25,28. ch. 33.4. Ps. 22.9,10.

13And these things hast thou whid in thine heart: I know that xthis is with thee.

w Ro. 11.33. Ec. 8.7. Is. 40.14. Pr. 25.2. x ch. 23.14.

14If I sin, then thou ymarkest me, and thou wilt znot acquit me from mine iniquity.

y ch. 14.16,17; 13.26,27. Ps. 139.1; 130.3. z Ex. 20.7; 34.7. Am. 3.2.

15aIf I be wicked, woe unto me; and bif I be righteous, yet will I not clift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore dsee thou mine affliction;

a Is. 3.11; 6.5. Ro. 2.8,9. b ch. 9.20,21. Lu. 17.10. Is. 64.6. Phi. 3.8,9. Ge. 32.10. 1Ti. 1.15,16. c Ps. 3.3; 27.6. d Ex. 3.7. Ps. 25.18; 119.153. La. 1.20.

16For it increaseth. Thou ehuntest me as fa fierce lion: and again thou gshewest thyself marvellous upon me.

e Is. 38.13. ch. 19.6. La. 3.10. Ho. 5.14; 13.7,8. f ch. 4.10; 28.8. g De. 28.59. Nu. 16.29,30. ch. 1; 2.

17Thou renewest thy 6witnesses against me, and increasest thine indignation upon me; hchanges and war are against me.

6That is, plagues, ch. 16.8; 6.4.

h Ps. 73.14; 34.19. Ac. 14.22. Jn. 16.33. 2Ti. 3.12. Re. 3.19. He. 12.6. ch. 14.14; 19.12.

18iWherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me!

i ch. 3.11. Je. 15.10; 20.17,18. Nu. 14.2,3. Ec. 4.3; 6.3-5.

19I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

20jAre not my days few? cease then , and let me alone, that I may ktake comfort a little,

j ch. 7.6,16; 8.9; 14.1. Ps. 103.16; 39.5,13. k ch. 9.27.

21lBefore I go whence I mshall not return, even to the nland of darkness and the shadow of death;

l Ps. 39.13. m ch. 7.8-10. 2Sa. 12.23. Ec. 8.8. n ch. 3.5,14-19. Ps. 88.6,12,18; 23.4. Ex. 10.21-23.

22A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.