Job 10 NIV

1 “I loathe my very life; therefore I will give free rein to my complaint and speak out in the bitterness of my soul.

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

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3 Does it please you to oppress me, to spurn the work of your hands, while you smile on the plans of the wicked?

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4 Do you have eyes of flesh? Do you see as a mortal sees?

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5 Are your days like those of a mortal or your years like those of a strong man,

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

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7 though you know that I am not guilty and that no one can rescue me from your hand?

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      8 “Your hands shaped me and made me. Will you now turn and destroy me?

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      9 Remember that you molded me like clay. Will you now turn me to dust again?

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      10 Did you not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese,
      11 clothe me with skin and flesh and knit me together with bones and sinews?

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      12 You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit.

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      13 “But this is what you concealed in your heart, and I know that this was in your mind:

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      14 If I sinned, you would be watching me and would not let my offense go unpunished.

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      15 If I am guilty—woe to me! Even if I am innocent, I cannot lift my head, for I am full of shame and drowned ina my affliction.

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        • o 10:15 - Or "and aware of"
          16 If I hold my head high, you stalk me like a lion and again display your awesome power against me.

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          17 You bring new witnesses against me and increase your anger toward me; your forces come against me wave upon wave.

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          18 “Why then did you bring me out of the womb? I wish I had died before any eye saw me.

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          19 If only I had never come into being, or had been carried straight from the womb to the grave!

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          20 Are not my few days almost over? Turn away from me so I can have a moment’s joy

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          21 before I go to the place of no return, to the land of gloom and utter darkness,

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          22 to the land of deepest night, of utter darkness and disorder, where even the light is like darkness.”

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