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Job 10 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:1 - "I loathe my life; I will give free utterance 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; let me know why thou dost contend against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:3 - Does it seem good to thee to oppress, to despise the work of thy hands and favor the designs of the wicked?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:4 - Hast thou eyes of flesh? Dost thou see as man sees?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:5 - Are thy days as the days of man, or thy years as man's years,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:6 - that thou dost seek out my iniquity and search for my sin,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:7 - although thou knowest that I am not guilty, and there is none to deliver out of thy hand?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:8 - Thy hands fashioned and made me; and now thou dost turn about and destroy me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:9 - Remember that thou hast made me of clay; and wilt thou turn me to dust again?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:10 - Didst thou not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:11 - Thou didst clothe me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:12 - Thou hast granted me life and steadfast love; and thy care has preserved my spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:13 - Yet these things thou didst hide in thy heart; I know that this was thy purpose.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:14 - If I sin, thou dost mark me, and dost not acquit me of my iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:15 - If I am wicked, woe to me! If I am righteous, I cannot lift up my head, for I am filled with disgrace and look upon my affliction.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:16 - And if I lift myself up, thou dost hunt me like a lion, and again work wonders against me;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:17 - thou dost renew thy witnesses against me, and increase thy vexation toward me; thou dost bring fresh hosts against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:18 - "Why didst thou bring me forth from the womb? Would that I had died before any eye had seen me,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:19 - and were as though I had not been, carried from the womb to the grave.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:20 - Are not the days of my life few? Let me alone, that I may find a little comfort
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:21 - before I go whence I shall not return, to the land of gloom and deep darkness,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:22 - the land of gloom and chaos, where light is as darkness."

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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