JOB 10Job Continues: A Plea to God10:1 “I loathe my life;I will give free utterance to my complaint;I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. 2 I will say to God, Do not condemn me;let me know why you contend against me. 3 Does it seem good to you to oppress,to despise the work of your handsand favor the designs of the wicked? 4 Have you eyes of flesh?Do you see as man sees? 5 Are your days as the days of man,or your years as a man’s years, 6 that you seek out my iniquityand search for my sin, 7 although you know that I am not guilty,and there is none to deliver out of your hand? 8 Your hands fashioned and made me,and now you have destroyed me altogether. 9 Remember that you have made me like clay;and will you return me to the dust? 10 Did you not pour me out like milkand curdle me like cheese? 11 You clothed me with skin and flesh,and knit me together with bones and sinews. 12 You have granted me life and steadfast love,and your care has preserved my spirit. 13 Yet these things you hid in your heart;I know that this was your purpose. 14 If I sin, you watch meand do not acquit me of my iniquity. 15 If I am guilty, woe to me!If I am in the right, I cannot lift up my head,for I am filled with disgraceand look on my affliction. 16 And were my head lifted up, you would hunt me like a lionand again work wonders against me. 17 You renew your witnesses against meand increase your vexation toward me;you bring fresh troops against me.
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