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

Other Translations of Job 10:2

New International Version

2 I say to God: Do not declare me guilty, but tell me what charges you have against me.

English Standard Version

2 I will say to God, Do not condemn me; let me know why you contend against me.

The Message

2 Job prayed: "Here's what I want to say: Don't, God, bring in a verdict of guilty without letting me know the charges you're bringing.

New King James Version

2 I will say to God, 'Do not condemn me; Show me why You contend with me.

New Living Translation

2 I will say to God, 'Don't simply condemn me- tell me the charge you are bringing against me.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 10:2

Commentary on Job 10:1-7

(Read Job 10:1-7)

Job, being weary of his life, resolves to complain, but he will not charge God with unrighteousness. Here is a prayer that he might be delivered from the sting of his afflictions, which is sin. When God afflicts us, he contends with us; when he contends with us, there is always a reason; and it is desirable to know the reason, that we may repent of and forsake the sin for which God has a controversy with us. But when, like Job, we speak in the bitterness of our souls, we increase guilt and vexation. Let us harbour no hard thoughts of God; we shall hereafter see there was no cause for them. Job is sure that God does not discover things, nor judge of them, as men do; therefore he thinks it strange that God continues him under affliction, as if he must take time to inquire into his sin.