Job 10 NIV

1 "I loathe my very life;1 therefore I will give free rein to my complaint and speak out in the bitterness of my soul.2

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2 I will say to God:3 Do not condemn me, but tell me what charges4 you have against me.5

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3 Does it please you to oppress me,6 to spurn the work of your hands,7 while you smile on the schemes of the wicked?8

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4 Do you have eyes of flesh? Do you see as a mortal sees?9

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5 Are your days like those of a mortal or your years like those of a man,10

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6 that you must search out my faults and probe after my sin11--

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7 though you know that I am not guilty12 and that no one can rescue me from your hand?13

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      8 "Your hands shaped14 me and made me. Will you now turn and destroy me?15

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      9 Remember that you molded me like clay.16 Will you now turn me to dust again?17

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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 together18 with bones and sinews?

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      12 You gave me life19 and showed me kindness,20 and in your providence21 watched over22 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:23

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      14 If I sinned, you would be watching me24 and would not let my offense go unpunished.25

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      15 If I am guilty26--woe to me!27 Even if I am innocent, I cannot lift my head,28 for I am full of shame and drowned ina my affliction.29

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        • a 10:15 - Or "and aware of"
          16 If I hold my head high, you stalk me like a lion30 and again display your awesome power against me.31

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          17 You bring new witnesses against me32 and increase your anger toward me;33 your forces come against me wave upon wave.34

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          18 "Why then did you bring me out of the womb?35 I wish I had died before any eye saw me.36

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          19 If only I had never come into being, or had been carried straight from the womb to the grave!37

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          20 Are not my few days38 almost over?39 Turn away from me40 so I can have a moment's joy41

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          21 before I go to the place of no return,42 to the land of gloom and deep shadow,b43

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            • b 10:21 - Or "and the shadow of death"; also in verse 22
              22 to the land of deepest night, of deep shadow44 and disorder, where even the light is like darkness."45

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