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Job 10 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Job Cries Out to God

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:1 -

“My soul is loathed by my life;

I will abandon all restraint in myself to my complaint;

I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:2 -

“I will say to God, ‘Do not account me as wicked;

Let me know why You contend with me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:3 -

‘Is it good to You that You oppress,

That You reject the labor of Your hands,

And [fn]cause the counsel of the wicked to shine forth?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:4 -

‘Have You eyes of flesh?

Or do You see as a mortal man sees?

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‘Are Your days as the days of a mortal man,

Or Your years as man’s years,

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That You should seek for my guilt

And search after my sin?

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‘According to Your knowledge I am indeed not wicked,

Yet there is no [fn]deliverer from Your hand.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:8 -

‘Your hands fashioned and made me [fn]altogether,

And would You swallow me up?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:9 -

‘Remember now, that You have made me as clay;

And would You turn me into dust again?

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‘Did You not pour me out like milk

And curdle me like cheese,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:11 -

Clothe me with skin and flesh,

And knit me together with bones and sinews?

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‘You have made alongside me life and lovingkindness;

And Your care has kept my spirit.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:13 -

‘Yet these things You have concealed in Your heart;

I know that this is within You:

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:14 -

If I sin, then You would take note of me

And would not acquit me of my guilt.

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‘If I am wicked, woe to me!

And if I am righteous, I dare not lift up my head.

I am sated with disgrace—so see my misery!

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:16 -

‘Should my head be set on high, You would hunt me like a lion;

And again You would show Your wonders against me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:17 -

‘You renew Your witnesses against me

And increase Your vexation toward me;

[fn]Hardship after hardship is with me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:18 -

‘Why then have You brought me out of the womb?

Would that I had breathed my last and no eye had seen me!

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:19 -

‘I should have been as though I had not been,

Carried from womb to tomb.’

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“Would He not cease for a few of my days?

[fn]Withdraw from me that I may have a little cheer

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Before I go—and I shall not return

To the land of darkness and shadow of death,

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The land of utter gloom as the thick darkness itself,

Of the shadow of death, without order,

And which shines as the thick darkness.”

LSB Footnotes
Lit You shine forth
Or deliverance
Lit together round about
Lit Changes and warfare are with me
Lit Put

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