Job 10:16-22 Revised Standard Version (RSV)
16 And if I lift myself up, thou dost hunt me like a lion,
and again work wonders against me;
17 thou dost renew thy witnesses against me,
and increase thy vexation toward me;
thou dost bring fresh hosts against me.
18 “Why didst thou bring me forth from the womb?
Would that I had died before any eye had seen me,
19 and were as though I had not been,
carried from the womb to the grave.
20 Are not the days of my life few?
Let me alone, that I may find a little comfort
21 before I go whence I shall not return,
to the land of gloom and deep darkness,
22 the land of gloom and chaos,
where light is as darkness.”
Revised Standard Version (RSV)
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