Job 3:3; Job 3:23; Job 4:17; Job 10:5; Job 14:10; Job 14:14; Job 16:21; Job 22:2; Job 33:17; Job 33:29; Job 34:7; Job 34:9; Job 34:34; Job 38:3; Job 40:7
"Let the day perish on which I was to be born, And the night which said, 'A boy is conceived.'
"Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, And whom God has hedged in?
'Can mankind be just before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?
'Are Your days as the days of a mortal, Or Your years as man's years,
"But man dies and lies prostrate. Man expires, and where is he?
"If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my struggle I will wait Until my change comes.
"O that a man might plead with God As a man with his neighbor!
"Can a vigorous man be of use to God, Or a wise man be useful to himself?
That He may turn man aside from his conduct, And keep man from pride;
"Behold, God does all these oftentimes with men,
"What man is like Job, Who drinks up derision like water,
"For he has said, 'It profits a man nothing When he is pleased with God.'
"Men of understanding will say to me, And a wise man who hears me,
"Now gird up your loins like a man, And I will ask you, and you instruct Me!
"Now gird up your loins like a man; I will ask you, and you instruct Me.