10:1 "My soul is weary of my life; I will give free course to my complaint. I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
10:2 I will tell God, 'Do not condemn me, Show me why you contend with me.
10:3 Is it good to you that you should oppress, That you should despise the work of your hands, And smile on the counsel of the wicked?
10:4 Do you have eyes of flesh? Or do you see as man sees?
10:5 Are your days as the days of mortals, Or your years as man's years,
10:6 That you inquire after my iniquity, And search after my sin?
10:7 Although you know that I am not wicked, There is no one who can deliver out of your hand.
10:8 'Your hands have framed me and fashioned me altogether; Yet you destroy me.
10:9 Remember, I beg you, that you have fashioned me as clay. Will you bring me into dust again?
10:10 Haven't you poured me out like milk, And curdled me like cheese?
10:11 You have clothed me with skin and flesh, And knit me together with bones and sinews.
10:12 You have granted me life and loving kindness. Your visitation has preserved my spirit.
10:13 Yet you hid these things in your heart. I know that this is with you:
10:14 If I sin, then you mark me. You will not acquit me from my iniquity.
10:15 If I am wicked, woe to me. If I am righteous, I still shall not lift up my head, Being filled with disgrace, And conscious of my affliction.
10:16 If my head is held high, you hunt me like a lion. Again you show yourself powerful to me.
10:17 You renew your witnesses against me, And increase your indignation on me. Changes and warfare are with me.
10:18 "'Why, then, have you brought me forth out of the womb? I wish I had given up the spirit, and no eye had seen me.
10:19 I should have been as though I had not been. I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.
10:20 Aren't my days few? Cease then, Leave me alone, that I may find a little comfort,
10:21 Before I go where I shall not return from, To the land of darkness and of the shadow of death;
10:22 The land dark as midnight, Of the shadow of death, without any order, Where the light is as midnight.'"