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Job 10:8-9

8 '1Your hands fashioned and made me altogether *, 2And would You destroy me?
9 'Remember now, that You have made me as 3clay; And would You 4turn me into dust again?

Job 10:8-9 Meaning and Commentary


Job here declares the greatness of his afflictions, which made him weary of his life, and could not help complaining; entreats the Lord not to condemn him but show him the reason of his thus dealing with him, Job 10:1,2; and expostulates with him about it, and suggests as if it was severe, and not easily reconciled to his perfections, when he knew he was not a wicked man, Job 10:3-7; he puts him in mind of his formation and preservation of him, and after all destroyed him, Job 10:8-12; and represents his case as very distressed; whether he was wicked or righteous it mattered not, his afflictions were increasing upon him, Job 10:13-17; and all this he observes, in order to justify his eager desire after death, which he renews, Job 10:18,19; and entreats, since his days he had to live were but few, that God would give him some respite before he went into another state, which he describes, Job 10:20-22.

Job 10:8-9 In-Context

6 That You should seek for my guilt And search after my sin?
7 'According to Your knowledge I am indeed not guilty, Yet there is no deliverance from Your hand.
8 'Your hands fashioned and made me altogether , And would You destroy me?
9 'Remember now, that You have made me as clay; And would You turn me into dust again?
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?

Cross References 4

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Lit "together round about"
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