Job 10:2
Job's Plea to God

1My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint on myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. 2I will say to God, Do not condemn me; show me why you contend with me. 3Is it good to you that you should oppress, that you should despise the work of your hands, and shine on the counsel of the wicked? 4Have you eyes of flesh? or see you as man sees? 5Are your days as the days of man? are your years as man's days, 6That you enquire after my iniquity, and search after my sin? 7You know that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of your hand. 8Your hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet you do destroy me. 9Remember, I beseech you, that you have made me as the clay; and will you bring me into dust again? 10Have you not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese? 11You have clothed me with skin and flesh, and have fenced me with bones and sinews. 12You have granted me life and favor, and your visitation has preserved my spirit. 13And these things have you hid in your heart: I know that this is with you. 14If I sin, then you mark me, and you will not acquit me from my iniquity. 15If I be wicked, woe to me; and if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see you my affliction; 16For it increases. You hunt me as a fierce lion: and again you show yourself marvelous on me. 17You renew your witnesses against me, and increase your indignation on me; changes and war are against me. 18Why then have you brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me! 19I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave. 20Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, 21Before I go from where I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; 22A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.
Cross References
Job 9:3
If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.

Job 9:29
If I be wicked, why then labor I in vain?

Job 40:2
Shall he that contends with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproves God, let him answer it.

Treasury of Scripture

I will say to God, Do not condemn me; show me why you contend with me.

Do not

Psalm 6:1-4 O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, neither chasten me in your hot displeasure...

Psalm 25:7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to your mercy remember you me for your goodness' sake, O LORD.

Psalm 38:1-8 O lord, rebuke me not in your wrath: neither chasten me in your hot displeasure...

Psalm 109:21 But do you for me, O GOD the Lord, for your name's sake: because your mercy is good, deliver you me.

Psalm 143:2 And enter not into judgment with your servant: for in your sight shall no man living be justified.

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

shew me

Job 8:5,6 If you would seek to God betimes, and make your supplication to the Almighty...

Job 34:31,32 Surely it is meet to be said to God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more...

Psalm 139:23,24 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts...

Lamentations 3:40-42 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD...

Lamentations 5:16,17 The crown is fallen from our head: woe to us, that we have sinned!...

1 Corinthians 11:31,32 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged...

Strong's Concordance
I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou contendest with me.
Topical Bible
Charges Clear Condemn Contend Contendest Shew Sinner Strive Strivest Wherefore
Job Chapter 10 Verse 2

Alphabetical: against but charges condemn contend Do God have I know Let me not say tell to what why will with you

OT Poetry: Job 10:2 I will tell God 'Do not condemn (Jb)
Job 10:1
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