Job 10:1
10:1 My soul is {a} weary of my life; I will leave my {b}
     complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my

     (a) I am more like a dead man, than to one that lives.
     (b) I will make an ample declaration of my torments,
         accusing myself and not God.

Job 10:2
10:2 I will say unto God, Do not {c} condemn me; shew me
     wherefore thou contendest with me.

     (c) He would not that God would proceed against him by his
         secret justice, but by the ordinary means that he
         punishes others.

Job 10:3
10:3 [Is it] {d} good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress,
     that thou shouldest despise the {e} work of thine hands,
     and shine upon the {f} counsel of the wicked?

     (d) Is it agreeable to your justice to do me wrong?
     (e) Will you be without compassions?
     (f) Will you gratify the wicked and condemn me?

Job 10:4
10:4 Hast thou eyes of {g} flesh? or seest thou as man seeth?

     (g) Do you do this of ignorance.

Job 10:5
10:5 [Are] thy days as the {h} days of man? [are] thy years as
     man's days,

     (h) Are you inconstant and changeable as the times, today a
         friend, tomorrow an enemy?

Job 10:7
10:7 Thou knowest that I am not {i} wicked; and [there is] none
     that can deliver out of thine hand.

     (i) By affliction you keep me as in a prison, and restrain
         me from doing evil, neither can any set me free.

Job 10:8
10:8 Thine {k} hands have made me and fashioned me together
     round about; yet thou dost destroy me.

     (k) In these eight verses following he describes the mercy
         of God, in the wonderful creation of man: and on it
         grounds that God should not show himself rigorous
         against him.

Job 10:9
10:9 Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as {l} the
     clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?

     (l) As brittle as a pot of clay.

Job 10:12
10:12 Thou hast granted me life and {m} favour, and thy {n}
      visitation hath preserved my spirit.

      (m) That is, reason and understanding, and many other
          gifts, by which man excels all earthly creatures.
      (n) That is, the fatherly care and providence by which you
          preserved me, and without which I would perish

Job 10:13
10:13 And these [things] hast thou hid in thine heart: I know
      {o} that this [is] with thee.

      (o) Though I am not fully able to comprehend these things,
          yet I must confess that it is so.

Job 10:15
10:15 If I be wicked, woe unto me; and [if] I be righteous,
      [yet] will I not {p} lift up my head. [I am] full of
      confusion; therefore see thou mine affliction;

      (p) I will always walk in fear and humility, knowing that
          no one is just before you.

Job 10:16
10:16 For it increaseth. Thou huntest me as a fierce lion: and
      again thou shewest thyself {q} marvellous upon me.

      (q) Job being sore assaulted in this battle between the
          flesh and the spirit, breaks out into these
          affections, wishing rather for short days than long

Job 10:17
10:17 Thou renewest thy witnesses against me, and increasest
      thine indignation upon me; {r} changes and war [are]
      against me.

      (r) That is, diversity of diseases and in great abundance;
          showing that God has infinite means to punish man.

Job 10:20
10:20 [Are] not my days few? {s} cease [then, and] let me alone,
      that I may take comfort a little,

      (s) He wishes that God would leave off his affliction,
          considering his great misery and the shortness of his

Job 10:21
10:21 Before I go [whence] I shall not {t} return, [even] to the
      land of darkness and the shadow of death;

      (t) He speaks this in the person of a sinner, that is
          overcome with passions and with the feeling of God's
          judgments and therefore cannot apprehend in that state
          the mercies of God, and the comfort of the

Job 10:22
10:22 A land of darkness, as darkness [itself; and] of the
      shadow of death, without any {u} order, and [where] the
      light [is] as darkness.

      (u) No distinction between light and darkness but where
          there is very darkness itself.

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