Job 10
American Standard Version
Job's Plea to God

1My soul is weary of my life; I will give free course to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

2I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; Show me wherefore thou contendest with me.

3Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, That thou shouldest despise the work of thy hands, And shine upon the counsel of the wicked?

4Hast thou eyes of flesh? Or seest thou as man seeth?

5Are thy days as the days of man, Or thy years as man's days,

6That thou inquirest after mine iniquity, And searchest after my sin,

7Although thou knowest that I am not wicked, And there is none that can deliver out of thy hand?

8Thy hands have framed me and fashioned me Together round about; yet thou dost destroy me.

9Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast fashioned me as clay; And wilt thou bring me into dust again?

10Hast thou not poured me out as milk, And curdled me like cheese?

11Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, And knit me together with bones and sinews.

12Thou hast granted me life and lovingkindness; And thy visitation hath preserved my spirit.

13Yet these things thou didst hide in thy heart; I know that this is with thee:

14If I sin, then thou markest me, And thou wilt not acquit me from mine iniquity.

15If I be wicked, woe unto me; And if I be righteous, yet shall I not lift up my head; Being filled with ignominy, And looking upon mine affliction.

16And if my head exalt itself, thou huntest me as a lion; And again thou showest thyself marvellous upon me.

17Thou renewest thy witnesses against me, And increasest thine indignation upon me: Changes and warfare are with me.

18Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? 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 whence I shall not return, Even to the land of darkness and of the shadow of death;

22The land dark as midnight, The land of the shadow of death, without any order, And where the light is as midnight.

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1. Job, taking liberty of complaint, expostulates with God about his afflictions
18. He complains of life, and craves a little ease before death
Job 1: Job's Character and Wealth

Job 2: Job Loses his Health

Job 3: Job Laments his Birth

Job 4: Eliphaz: the Innocent Prosper

Job 5: Eliphaz Continues

Job 6: Job Replies: My Complaint is Just

Job 7: Job Continues: Life Seems Futile

Job 8: Bildad: Job Should Repent

Job 9: Job: No Arbiter Between God and Man

Job 10: Job's Plea to God

Job 11: Zophar Rebukes Job

Job 12: Job's Response to Zophar

Job 13: Job Reproves his Friends

Job 14: Job Acknowledges the Finality of Death

Job 15: Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God

Job 16: Job: Poor Comforters Are You

Job 17: Job Appeals From Men to God

Job 18: Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked

Job 19: Job: My Redeemer Lives

Job 20: Zophar: Triumph of the Wicked is Short

Job 21: Job: God Will Deal with the Wicked

Job 22: Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job

Job 23: Job Responds: He Longs for God

Job 24: Job: Why Are the Wicked Unpunished

Job 25: Bildad: Man Cannot Be Righteous

Job 26: Job: who Can Understand God's Majesty

Job 27: Job Affirms his Integrity

Job 28: The Earth's Treasures

Job 29: Job's Former Blessings

Job 30: Job's Honor is Turned Into Contempt

Job 31: Job's Final Appeal

Job 32: Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends

Job 33: Elihu Rebukes Job

Job 34: Elihu Confirms God's Justice

Job 35: Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice

Job 36: Elihu Shows God's Justice and Power

Job 37: Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty

Job 38: God Challenges Job

Job 39: God Speaks of His Creation

Job 40: Job Humbles Himself Before God

Job 41: God's Power Shown in Creatures

Job 42: Job Submits Himself to God

Job 9
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