21 saying:

Naked I came from my mother’s womb,(A)
and naked I will leave this life.[a](B)
The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away.
Praise the name of Yahweh.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Job 1:21 Lit will return there; Ps 139:13,15

17 You produce new witnesses[a] against me
and multiply Your anger toward me.
Hardships assault me, wave after wave.[b]

18 “Why did You bring me out of the womb?(A)
I should have died and never been seen.

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Footnotes

  1. Job 10:17 Or You bring fresh troops
  2. Job 10:17 Lit Changes and a host are with me

17 because he didn’t kill me in the womb(A)
so that my mother might have been my grave,
her womb eternally pregnant.
18 Why did I come out of the womb
to see only struggle and sorrow,(B)
to end my life in shame?

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