Job 7:11-21 NIV

11 "Therefore I will not keep silent;1 I will speak out in the anguish2 of my spirit, I will complain3 in the bitterness of my soul.4

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12 Am I the sea,5 or the monster of the deep,6 that you put me under guard?7

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13 When I think my bed will comfort me and my couch will ease my complaint,8

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      14 even then you frighten me with dreams and terrify9 me with visions,10

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      15 so that I prefer strangling and death,11 rather than this body of mine.12

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      16 I despise my life;13 I would not live forever.14 Let me alone;15 my days have no meaning.16

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          17 "What is man that you make so much of him, that you give him so much attention,17

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          18 that you examine him every morning18 and test him19 every moment?20

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          19 Will you never look away from me,21 or let me alone even for an instant?22

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              20 If I have sinned, what have I done to you,23 O watcher of men? Why have you made me your target?24 Have I become a burden to you?a25

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                • b 7:20 - A few manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, an ancient Hebrew scribal tradition and Septuagint; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text "I have become a burden to myself."
                  21 Why do you not pardon my offenses and forgive my sins?26 For I will soon lie down in the dust;27 you will search for me, but I will be no more."28

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