Job’s Reply (continued)
10:1 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my
complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my
10:2 I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; shew me
wherefore thou contendest with me.
10:3 Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, that
thou shouldest despise the work of thine hands, and shine
upon the counsel of the wicked?
10:4 Hast thou eyes of flesh? or seest thou as man seeth?
10:5 Are thy days as the days of man? are thy years as
10:6 That thou enquirest after mine iniquity, and searchest
after my sin?
10:7 Thou knowest that I am not wicked; and there is none
that can deliver out of thine hand.
10:8 Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together
round about; yet thou dost destroy me.
10:9 Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as
the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?
10:10 Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me
10:11 Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast
fenced me with bones and sinews.
10:12 Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy
visitation hath preserved my spirit.
10:13 And these things hast thou hid in thine heart: I know
that this is with thee.
10:14 If I sin, then thou markest me, and thou wilt not
acquit me from mine iniquity.
10:15 If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I be righteous,
yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion;
therefore see thou mine affliction;
10:16 For it increaseth. Thou huntest me as a fierce lion:
and again thou shewest thyself marvellous upon me.
10:17 Thou renewest thy witnesses against me, and
increasest thine indignation upon me; changes and war are
10:18 Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the
womb? Oh that I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen
10:19 I should have been as though I had not been; I should
have been carried from the womb to the grave.
10:20 Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone,
that I may take comfort a little,
10:21 Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the
land of darkness and the shadow of death;
10:22 A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the
shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is