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Job 10

Job 10:1  
“My soul is weary of my life. I will give free course to my complaint. I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Job 10:2  
I will tell God, ‘Do not condemn me. Show me why you contend with me.

Job 10:3  
Is it good to you that you should oppress, that you should despise the work of your hands, and smile on the counsel of the wicked?

Job 10:4  
Do you have eyes of flesh? Or do you see as man sees?

Job 10:5
Are your days as the days of mortals, or your years as man’s years,

Job 10:6  
that you inquire after my iniquity, and search after my sin?

Job 10:7  
Although you know that I am not wicked, there is no one who can deliver out of your hand.

Job 10:8  
“ ‘Your hands have framed me and fashioned me altogether, yet you destroy me.

Job 10:9  
Remember, I beg you, that you have fashioned me as clay. Will you bring me into dust again?

Job 10:10  
Haven’t you poured me out like milk, and curdled me like cheese?

Job 10:11  
You have clothed me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews.

Job 10:12
You have granted me life and loving kindness. Your visitation has preserved my spirit.

Job 10:13
Yet you hid these things in your heart. I know that this is with you:

Job 10:14  
if I sin, then you mark me. You will not acquit me from my iniquity.

Job 10:15  
If I am wicked, woe to me. If I am righteous, I still will not lift up my head, being filled with disgrace, and conscious of my affliction.

Job 10:16  
If my head is held high, you hunt me like a lion. Again you show yourself powerful to me.

Job 10:17  
You renew your witnesses against me, and increase your indignation on me. Changes and warfare are with me.

Job 10:18  
“ ‘Why, then, have you brought me out of the womb? I wish I had given up the spirit, and no eye had seen me.

Job 10:19  
I should have been as though I had not been. I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

Job 10:20  
Aren’t my days few? Stop! Leave me alone, that I may find a little comfort,

Job 10:21  
before I go where I will not return from, to the land of darkness and of the shadow of death;

Job 10:22  
the land dark as midnight, of the shadow of death, without any order, where the light is as midnight.’ ”


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