Job 10 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Job 10


Job 10:1

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

Job 10:2

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

Job 10:3

Is 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?

Job 10:4

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

Job 10:5

Are thy days as the days of man, Or thy years as man’s days,

Job 10:6

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

Job 10:7

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

Job 10:8

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

Job 10:9

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

Job 10:10

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

Job 10:11

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

Job 10:12

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

Job 10:13

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

Job 10:14

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

Job 10:15

If 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.

Job 10:16

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

Job 10:17

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

Job 10:18

Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me.

Job 10:19

I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

Job 10:20

Are not my days few? cease then, And let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

Job 10:21

Before I go whence I shall not return, [Even] to the land of darkness and of the shadow of death;

Job 10:22

The 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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