Job 10 (asv)

Job 10 (asv)

10:1My soul is weary of my life;

I will give free course to my complaint;

I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

10:2I will say unto God, Do not condemn me;

Show me wherefore thou contendest with me.

10:3Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress,

That thou shouldest despise the work of thy hands,

And shine upon the counsel of the wicked?

10:4Hast thou eyes of flesh?

Or seest thou as man seeth?

10:5Are thy days as the days of man,

Or thy years as man's days,

10:6That thou inquirest after mine iniquity,

And searchest after my sin,

10:7Although thou knowest that I am not wicked,

And there is none that can deliver out of thy hand? \\ \\

10:8Thy hands have framed me and fashioned me

Together round about; yet thou dost destroy me.

10:9Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast fashioned me as clay;

And wilt thou bring me into dust again?

10:10Hast thou not poured me out as milk,

And curdled me like cheese?

10:11Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh,

And knit me together with bones and sinews.

10:12Thou hast granted me life and lovingkindness;

And thy visitation hath preserved my spirit.

10:13Yet these things thou didst hide in thy heart;

I know that this is with thee:

10:14If I sin, then thou markest me,

And thou wilt not acquit me from mine iniquity.

10:15If I be wicked, woe unto me;

And if I be righteous, yet shall I not lift up my head;

Being filled with ignominy,

And looking upon mine affliction.

10:16And if my head exalt itself, thou huntest me as a lion;

And again thou showest thyself marvellous upon me.

10:17Thou renewest thy witnesses against me,

And increasest thine indignation upon me:

Changes and warfare are with me. \\ \\

10:18Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb?

I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me.

10:19I should have been as though I had not been;

I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

10:20Are not my days few? cease then,

And let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

10:21Before I go whence I shall not return,

Even to the land of darkness and of the shadow of death;

10:22The land dark as midnight,

The land of the shadow of death, without any order,

And where the light is as midnight.


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Following Entry: Job 11