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Job 10 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Job: I Would Plead with God
Job Pleads Further with God
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:1 - “My soul loathes my life;
I will give free course to my complaint,
I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:2 - I will say to God, ‘Do not condemn me;
Show me why You contend with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:3 - Does it seem good to You that You should oppress,
That You should despise the work of Your hands,
And smile on the counsel of the wicked?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:4 - Do You have eyes of flesh?
Or do You see as man sees?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:5 - Are Your days like the days of a mortal man?
Are Your years like the days of a mighty man,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:6 - That You should seek for my iniquity
And search out my sin,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:7 - Although You know that I am not wicked,
And there is no one who can deliver from Your hand?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:8 - ‘Your hands have made me and fashioned me,
An intricate unity;
Yet You would destroy me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:9 - Remember, I pray, that You have made me like clay.
And will You turn me into 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 have granted me life and favor,
And Your care has preserved my spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:13 - ‘And these things You have hidden in Your heart;
I know that this was with You:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:14 - If I sin, then You mark me,
And will not acquit me of my iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:15 - If I am wicked, woe to me;
Even if I am righteous, I cannot lift up my head.
I am full of disgrace;
See my misery!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:16 - If my head is exalted,
You hunt me like a fierce lion,
And again You show Yourself awesome against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:17 - You renew Your witnesses against me,
And increase Your indignation toward me;
Changes and war are ever with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:18 - ‘Why then have You brought me out of the womb?
Oh, that I had perished and no eye had seen me!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:19 - I would have been as though I had not been.
I would have been carried from the womb to the grave.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:20 - Are not my days few?
Cease! Leave me alone, that I may take a little comfort,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:21 - Before I go to the place from which I shall not return,
To the land of darkness and the shadow of death,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:22 - A land as dark as darkness itself,
As the shadow of death, without any order,
Where even the light is like darkness.’ ”

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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For more information on this translation, see the NKJV Preface.

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