Job 10 (asv)
I will give free course to my complaint;
I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
10:2I will say unto God, Do not condemn me;
Show me wherefore thou contendest with me.
10:3Is 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?
10:4Hast thou eyes of flesh?
Or seest thou as man seeth?
10:5Are thy days as the days of man,
Or thy years as man's days,
10:6That thou inquirest after mine iniquity,
And searchest after my sin,
10:7Although thou knowest that I am not wicked,
And there is none that can deliver out of thy hand? \\ \\
10:8Thy hands have framed me and fashioned me
Together round about; yet thou dost destroy me.
10:9Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast fashioned me as clay;
And wilt thou bring me into dust again?
10:10Hast thou not poured me out as milk,
And curdled me like cheese?
10:11Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh,
And knit me together with bones and sinews.
10:12Thou hast granted me life and lovingkindness;
And thy visitation hath preserved my spirit.
I know that this is with thee:
10:14If I sin, then thou markest me,
And thou wilt not acquit me from mine iniquity.
10:15If 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.
10:16And if my head exalt itself, thou huntest me as a lion;
And again thou showest thyself marvellous upon me.
10:17Thou renewest thy witnesses against me,
And increasest thine indignation upon me:
Changes and warfare are with me. \\ \\
10:18Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb?
10:19I should have been as though I had not been;
I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.
10:20Are not my days few? cease then,
And let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,
10:21Before I go whence I shall not return,
10:22The land dark as midnight,