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Job 10 (Lexham English Bible)

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Job Continues His Response to Bildad

1 "My inner selfa loathes my life; {I want to give vent to my complaint};b I want to speak out of [the] bitterness of my inner self.c 2 I will say to God, 'You should not condemn me; let me know why you contend [against] me. 3 Is it good for you that you oppress, that you despise the labor of your hands, and you smile over the schemes of [the] wicked? 4 {Do you have eyes of flesh}?d Or {do you see as human beings see}?e 5 [Are] your days as the days of human beings, or your years as the days of man, 6 that you seek out my iniquity, and you search for my sin 7 because of your knowledge that I am not guilty, and there is no escaping from your hand? 8 Your hands fashioned me and made mef {altogether},g thenh you destroyed me. 9 Pleasei remember that you made me like clay, butj you turn me into dust [again]? 10 Did you not pour me out like milk and {curdle me}k like cheese? 11 You clothed me [with] skin and flesh, and you knit me together with bones and sinews. 12 You have granted me life and loyal love, and your care has preserved my spirit. 13 " 'Yetl you hid these [things] in your heart; I know that this {was your purpose}.m 14 If I had sinned, thenn you would be watching me, and you would not acquit me of my guilt. 15 If I am guilty, woe to me! Buto if I am righteous, I dare not lift my head; [I am] filled [with] shame, and [just] look [at] my misery! 16 And [if my head] grows bold, you would hunt me as the lion in its prime; {and you repeat your exploits against me}.p 17 You renew your witnesses against me, and you increase your vexation against me; {relief forces}q [are] against me. 18 Sor why did you bring me forth from the womb? I should have passed away, {and no eye should have seen me}.s 19 I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been brought from [the] womb to the grave. 20 [Are] not my days few? Let him leave [me] alone; let him turn from me, and let me rejoice a little. 21 Before I go--and I will not return-- to [the] land of darkness and deep shadow, 22 to [the] land of darkness, like [the] darkness of a deep shadow and {chaos},t so thatu it shines forth like darkness.'"
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