Job 10 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "I loathe my life; I will give free utterance to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. 1 "I loathe my very life; therefore I will give free rein to my complaint and speak out in the bitterness of my soul.
2 I will say to God, Do not condemn me; let me know why you contend against me. 2 I will say to God: Do not condemn me, but tell me what charges you have against me.
3 Does it seem good to you to oppress, to despise the work of your hands and favor the schemes of the wicked? 3 Does it please you to oppress me, to spurn the work of your hands, while you smile on the schemes of the wicked?
4 Do you have eyes of flesh? Do you see as humans see? 4 Do you have eyes of flesh? Do you see as a mortal sees?
5 Are your days like the days of mortals, or your years like human years, 5 Are your days like those of a mortal or your years like those of a man,
6 that you seek out my iniquity and search for my sin, 6 that you must search out my faults and probe after my sin--
7 although you know that I am not guilty, and there is no one to deliver out of your hand? 7 though you know that I am not guilty and that no one can rescue me from your hand?
8 Your hands fashioned and made me; and now you turn and destroy me. 8 "Your hands shaped me and made me. Will you now turn and destroy me?
9 Remember that you fashioned me like clay; and will you turn me to dust again? 9 Remember that you molded me like clay. Will you now turn me to dust again?
10 Did you not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese? 10 Did you not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese,
11 You clothed me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews. 11 clothe me with skin and flesh and knit me together with bones and sinews?
12 You have granted me life and steadfast love, and your care has preserved my spirit. 12 You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit.
13 Yet these things you hid in your heart; I know that this was your purpose. 13 "But this is what you concealed in your heart, and I know that this was in your mind:
14 If I sin, you watch me, and do not acquit me of my iniquity. 14 If I sinned, you would be watching me and would not let my offense go unpunished.
15 If I am wicked, woe to me! If I am righteous, I cannot lift up my head, for I am filled with disgrace and look upon my affliction. 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 in my affliction.
16 Bold as a lion you hunt me; you repeat your exploits against me. 16 If I hold my head high, you stalk me like a lion and again display your awesome power against me.
17 You renew your witnesses against me, and increase your vexation toward me; you bring fresh troops against me. 17 You bring new witnesses against me and increase your anger toward me; your forces come against me wave upon wave.
18 "Why did you bring me forth from the womb? Would that I had died before any eye had seen me, 18 "Why then did you bring me out of the womb? I wish I had died before any eye saw me.
19 and were as though I had not been, carried from the womb to the grave. 19 If only I had never come into being, or had been carried straight from the womb to the grave!
20 Are not the days of my life few? Let me alone, that I may find a little comfort 20 Are not my few days almost over? Turn away from me so I can have a moment's joy
21 before I go, never to return, to the land of gloom and deep darkness, 21 before I go to the place of no return, to the land of gloom and deep shadow,
22 the land of gloom and chaos, where light is like darkness." 22 to the land of deepest night, of deep shadow and disorder, where even the light is like darkness."