1I am disgusted with my life. #Jb 7:16|NoBook| 9:21Ps 95:10|NoBook| 119:158|NoBook| 139:21Ezk 6:9|NoBook| 20:43|NoBook| 36:31
I will express my complaint
and speak in the bitterness of my soul.
2I will say to God:
“Do not declare me guilty!
Let me know why You prosecute me.
3Is it good for You to oppress,
to reject the work of Your hands, #Ps 128:2
and favor # Lit shine on the plans of the wicked? #Ps 1:1Jb 21:16|NoBook| 22:18
4Do You have eyes of flesh,
or do You see as a human sees?
5Are Your days like those of a human,
or Your years like those of a man, #Jb 36:26Ps 90:42Pt 3:8
6that You look for my wrongdoing #Jb 13:23|NoBook| 14:17|NoBook| 22:5
and search for my sin,
7even though You know that I am not wicked
and that there is no one who can deliver from Your hand? #Dt 32:39Is 43:13
8“Your hands shaped me and formed me. #Gn 2:7Ps 34:15|NoBook| 94:9Is 29:16|NoBook| 43:1|NoBook| 44:2|NoBook| 45:9|NoBook| 49:5|NoBook| 64:8Jr 1:5|NoBook| 18:6Zch 12:1
Will You now turn and destroy me?
9Please remember that You formed me like clay.
Will You now return me to dust? #Gn 2:7Jb 4:19|NoBook| 34:15
10Did You not pour me out like milk
and curdle me like cheese?
11You clothed me with skin and flesh,
and wove me together with bones and tendons. #Ps 139:13
12You gave me life and faithful love,
and Your care has guarded my life.
13“Yet You concealed these thoughts in Your heart;
I know that this was Your hidden plan: # Lit was with You
14if I sin, You would notice, # Lit notice me
and would not acquit me of my wrongdoing. #Ex 34:7Jb 7:21Am 3:2
15If I am wicked, woe to me!
And even if I am righteous, I cannot lift up my head.
I am filled with shame #Hab 2:16
and aware of my affliction. #Jb 9:15Ps 25:18Is 3:11
16If I am proud, # Lit If he lifts up You hunt me like a lion
and again display Your miraculous power against me. #Jb 5:9Is 38:13Lm 3:10
17You produce new witnesses # Or You bring fresh troops against me
and multiply Your anger toward me.
Hardships assault me, wave after wave. # Lit Changes and a host are with me
18“Why did You bring me out of the womb? #Jb 1:2110:18-19Jr 20:17-18
I should have died and never been seen.
19I wish # Lit As if I had never existed
but had been carried from the womb to the grave. #Jb 3: 22|NoBook| 5:26|NoBook| 17:1
20Are my days not few? Stop it! # Alt Hb tradition reads Will He not leave my few days alone?
Leave me alone, so that I can smile a little
21before I go to a land of darkness and gloom, #Jb 3:5|NoBook| 12:22|NoBook| 28:3
never to return.
22It is a land of blackness like the deepest darkness,
gloomy and chaotic,
where even the light is like # Lit chaotic, and shines as the darkness.”