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

Other Translations of Job 10:6

New International Version

6 that you must search out my faults and probe after my sin-

English Standard Version

6 that you seek out my iniquity and search for my sin,

The Message

6 So what's this all about, anyway - this compulsion to dig up some dirt, to find some skeleton in my closet?

New King James Version

6 That You should seek for my iniquity And search out my sin,

New Living Translation

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.