Job’s monologue continues as he implores God for an explanation of his suffering. He laments his existence and questions why he, who was crafted with such care by God, is now enduring relentless torment. Job feels as though he's treated like an enemy, despite his innocence, leading him to question the purpose of his life. He describes his suffering as disproportionate to any sin he might have committed. Job longs for the days when he was prosperous and respected, contrasting them with his current misery and alienation. His despair is profound, as he wishes for death to escape his anguish. Throughout the chapter, Job's inner turmoil and struggle with divine justice are vividly portrayed, as he grapples with the idea of a just God allowing such suffering.

Job 10

1  My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

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

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

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

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

6  That thou enquirest after mine iniquity, and searchest after my sin?

7  Thou knowest that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of thine hand.

8  Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet thou dost destroy me.

9  Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?

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

11  Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews.

12  Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit.

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13  And these things hast thou hid in thine heart: I know that this is with thee.

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

15  If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou mine affliction;

16  For it increaseth. Thou huntest me as a fierce lion: and again thou shewest thyself marvellous upon me.

17  Thou renewest thy witnesses against me, and increasest thine indignation upon me; changes and war are against me.

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

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

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

21  Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;

22  A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

End of Job 10

1 Year Plan:  Jul 28 - Job 8, Job 9, Job 10, 1 Co 16

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