16 For it increaseth. Thou huntest me as a fierce lion: and again thou shewest thyself marvellous upon me.
16 If I hold my head high, you stalk me like a lion and again display your awesome power against me.
16 And were my head lifted up,
16 I try to make the best of it, try to brave it out, but you're too much for me, relentless, like a lion on the prowl.
16 If my head is exalted, You hunt me like a fierce lion, And again You show Yourself awesome against me.
16 And if I hold my head high, you hunt me like a lion and display your awesome power against me.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 10:16
Commentary on Job 10:14-22
(Read Job 10:14-22)
Job did not deny that as a sinner he deserved his sufferings; but he thought that justice was executed upon him with peculiar rigour. His gloom, unbelief, and hard thoughts of God, were as much to be ascribed to Satan's inward temptations, and his anguish of soul, under the sense of God's displeasure, as to his outward trials, and remaining depravity. Our Creator, become in Christ our Redeemer also, will not destroy the work of his hands in any humble believer; but will renew him unto holiness, that he may enjoy eternal life. If anguish on earth renders the grave a desirable refuge, what will be their condition who are condemned to the blackness of darkness for ever? Let every sinner seek deliverance from that dreadful state, and every believer be thankful to Jesus, who delivereth from the wrath to come.