6 That thou enquirest after mine iniquity, and searchest after my sin?
6 that you must search out my faults and probe after my sin-
6 that you seek out my iniquity and search for my sin,
6 So what's this all about, anyway - this compulsion to dig up some dirt, to find some skeleton in my closet?
6 That You should seek for my iniquity And search out my sin,
6 that you must quickly probe for my guilt and search for my sin?
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 10:6
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.