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Job 10 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:1 - “I loathe my very life; therefore I will give free rein to my complaint and speak out in the bitterness of my soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:2 - I say to God: Do not declare me guilty, but tell me what charges you have against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:3 - Does it please you to oppress me, to spurn the work of your hands, while you smile on the plans of the wicked?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:4 - Do you have eyes of flesh? Do you see as a mortal sees?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:5 - Are your days like those of a mortal or your years like those of a strong man,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:6 - that you must search out my faults and probe after my sin—
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:7 - though you know that I am not guilty and that no one can rescue me from your hand?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:8 - “Your hands shaped me and made me. Will you now turn and destroy me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:9 - Remember that you molded me like clay. Will you now turn me to dust again?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:10 - 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?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:12 - You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:13 - “But this is what you concealed in your heart, and I know that this was in your mind:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:14 - If I sinned, you would be watching me and would not let my offense go unpunished.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:15 - If I am guilty—woe to me! Even if I am innocent, I cannot lift my head, for I am full of shame and drowned in[fn] my affliction.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:16 - If I hold my head high, you stalk me like a lion and again display your awesome power against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:17 - You bring new witnesses against me and increase your anger toward me; your forces come against me wave upon wave.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:18 - “Why then did you bring me out of the womb? I wish I had died before any eye saw me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:19 - If only I had never come into being, or had been carried straight from the womb to the grave!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:20 - Are not my few days almost over? Turn away from me so I can have a moment’s joy
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:21 - before I go to the place of no return, to the land of gloom and utter darkness,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:22 - to the land of deepest night, of utter darkness and disorder, where even the light is like darkness.”
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