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Job 10 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:1 -

I am disgusted with my life.

I will give vent to my complaint

and speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:2 -

I will say to God,

“Do not declare me guilty!

Let me know why you prosecute me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:3 -

“Is it good for you to oppress,

to reject the work of your hands,

and favor[fn] the plans of the wicked?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:4 -

“Do you have eyes of flesh,

or do you see as a human sees?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:5 -

“Are your days like those of a human,

or your years like those of a man,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:6 -

“that you look for my iniquity

and search for my sin,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:7 -

“even though you know that I am not wicked

and that there is no one who can rescue from your power?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:8 -

“Your hands shaped me and formed me.

Will you now turn and destroy me?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:9 -

“Please remember that you formed me like clay.

Will you now return me to dust?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:10 -

“Did you not pour me out like milk

and curdle me like cheese?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:11 -

“You clothed me with skin and flesh,

and wove me together with bones and tendons.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:12 -

“You gave me life and faithful love,

and your care has guarded my life.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:13 -

“Yet you concealed these thoughts in your heart;

I know that this was your hidden plan:[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:14 -

“if I sin, you would notice,[fn]

and would not acquit me of my iniquity.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:15 -

“If I am wicked, woe to me!

And even if I am righteous, I cannot lift up my head.

I am filled with shame

and have drunk deeply of[fn] my affliction.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:16 -

“If I am proud,[fn] you hunt me like a lion

and again display your miraculous power against me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:17 -

“You produce new witnesses[fn] against me

and multiply your anger toward me.

Hardships assault me, wave after wave.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:18 -

“Why did you bring me out of the womb?

I should have died and never been seen.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:19 -

“I wish[fn] I had never existed

but had been carried from the womb to the grave.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:20 -

“Are my days not few? Stop it![fn]

Leave me alone, so that I can smile a little

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:21 -

“before I go to a land of darkness and gloom,

never to return.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:22 -

“It is a land of blackness like the deepest darkness,

gloomy and chaotic,

where even the light is like[fn] the darkness.”

CSB Footnotes
Lit shine on
Lit was with you
Lit notice me
Or and look at
Lit If he lifts up
Or You bring fresh troops
Lit Changes and a host are with me
Lit As if
Alt Hb tradition reads Will he not leave my few days alone?
Lit chaotic, and shines as

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