Job 10 New American Standard Bible

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Job Bemoans His Condition

10 1  " I loathe my own life ; I will give full e vent to my complaint ; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul . 2  "I will say to God , ' Do not condemn me; Let me know why e You contend with me. 3  'Is it right for You indeed to oppress , To reject the labor of Your hands , And to look favorably on the schemes of the wicked ? 4  'Have You eyes of flesh ? Or do You see as a man sees ? 5  'Are Your days as the days of a mortal , Or Your years as man's years , 6  That You should seek for my guilt And search after my sin ? 7  'According to Your knowledge I am indeed not guilty , Yet there is no deliverance from Your hand .

8  ' Your hands fashioned and made me altogether e , And would You destroy me? 9  'Remember now , that You have made me as clay ; And would You turn me into dust again ? 10  'Did You not pour me out like milk And curdle me like cheese ; 11  Clothe me with skin and flesh , And knit me together with bones and sinews ? 12  'You have granted me life and lovingkindness ; And Your care has preserved my spirit . 13  'Yet these things You have concealed in Your heart ; I know that this is within You:

14  If I sin , then You would take note of me, And would not acquit me of my guilt . 15  'If I am wicked , woe to me! And if I am righteous , I dare not lift up my head . I am sated with disgrace and conscious of my misery . 16  'Should my head be lifted up, You would hunt me like a lion ; And again You would show Your power against me. 17  'You renew Your witnesses against me And increase Your anger toward me; Hardship after hardship is with me. 18  ' Why then have You brought me out of the womb ? Would that I had died and no eye had seen me! 19  'I should have been as though I had not been , Carried from womb to tomb .' 20  "Would He not let my few days alone ? Withdraw from me that I may have a little cheer 21  Before I go - and I shall not return - To the land of darkness and deep shadow , 22  The land of utter gloom as darkness itself, Of deep shadow without order , And which shines as the darkness ."

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