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Job 10


Job Despairs of God's Dealings

Job 10:1   "I loathe my own life; I will give full vent to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Job 10:2   "I will say to God, 'Do not condemn me; Let me know why You contend with me.
Job 10:3   '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?
Job 10:4   'Have You eyes of flesh? Or do You see as a man sees?
Job 10:5   'Are Your days as the days of a mortal, Or Your years as man's years,
Job 10:6   That You should seek for my guilt And search after my sin?
Job 10:7   'According to Your knowledge I am indeed not guilty, Yet there is no deliverance from Your hand.
Job 10:8   'Your hands fashioned and made me altogether, And would You destroy me?
Job 10:9   'Remember now, that You have made me as clay; And would You turn me into dust again?
Job 10:10   'Did You not pour me out like milk And curdle me like cheese;
Job 10:11   Clothe me with skin and flesh, And knit me together with bones and sinews?
Job 10:12   'You have granted me life and lovingkindness; And Your care has preserved my spirit.
Job 10:13   'Yet these things You have concealed in Your heart; I know that this is within You:
Job 10:14   If I sin, then You would take note of me, And would not acquit me of my guilt.
Job 10:15   '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.
Job 10:16   'Should my head be lifted up, You would hunt me like a lion; And again You would show Your power against me.
Job 10:17   'You renew Your witnesses against me And increase Your anger toward me; Hardship after hardship is with me.
Job 10:18   'Why then have You brought me out of the womb? Would that I had died and no eye had seen me!
Job 10:19   'I should have been as though I had not been, Carried from womb to tomb.'
Job 10:20   "Would He not let my few days alone? Withdraw from me that I may have a little cheer
Job 10:21   Before I go--and I shall not return-- To the land of darkness and deep shadow,
Job 10:22   The land of utter gloom as darkness itself, Of deep shadow without order, And which shines as the darkness."
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