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10 I am disgusted with my life.aa

I will give vent to my complaint

and speak in the bitterness of my soul.

I will say to God,

“Do not declare me guilty!

Let me know why you prosecute me.

Is it good for you to oppress,

to reject the work of your hands,a

and favorA the plans of the wicked?b

Do you have eyes of flesh,

or do you see as a human sees?

Are your days like those of a human,

or your years like those of a man,c

that you look for my iniquityd

and search for my sin,

even though you know that I am not wicked

and that there is no one who can rescue from your power?e

“Your hands shaped me and formed me.f

Will you now turn and destroy me?

Please remember that you formed me like clay.

Will you now return me to dust?g

10 Did you not pour me out like milk

and curdle me like cheese?

11 You clothed me with skin and flesh,

and wove me together with bones and tendons.h

12 You 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:B

14 if I sin, you would notice,C

and would not acquit me of my iniquity.i

15 If I am wicked, woe to me!

And even if I am righteous, I cannot lift up my head.

I am filled with shamej

and have drunk deeply ofD my affliction.k

16 If I am proud,E you hunt me like a lion

and again display your miraculous power against me.l

17 You produce new witnessesF against me

and multiply your anger toward me.

Hardships assault me, wave after wave.G

18 “Why did you bring me out of the womb?m

I should have died and never been seen.

19 I wishH I had never existed

but had been carried from the womb to the grave.n

20 Are my days not few? Stop it!I

Leave me alone, so that I can smile a little

21 before I go to a land of darkness and gloom,o

never to return.

22 It is a land of blackness like the deepest darkness,

gloomy and chaotic,

where even the light is likeJ the darkness.”


About Christian Standard Bible

The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is a highly trustworthy, faithful translation that is proven to be the optimal blend of accuracy and readability. It’s as literal to the original as possible without sacrificing clarity. The CSB is poised to become the translation that pastors rely on and Bible readers turn to again and again to read and to share with others.

The CSB is an original translation: more than 100 scholars from 17 denominations translated directly from the best available Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic source texts into English. Its source texts are the standard used by scholars and seminaries today.

The CSB is trustworthy: the conservative, evangelical scholars of the CSB affirm the authority of Scripture as the inerrant Word of God and seek the highest level of faithfulness to the original and accuracy in their translation. These scholars and LifeWay, the non-profit ministry that stewards the CSB, also champion the Bible against cultural trends that would compromise its truths.

The CSB is clear: it is as literal a translation of the ancient source texts as possible, but, in the many places throughout Scripture where a word-for-word rendering might obscure the meaning for a modern audience, it uses a more dynamic translation. In all cases, the intent is to convey the original meaning of God’s Word as faithfully and as clearly as possible.


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