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Job 10:18-22 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

18 “Why did you bring me out of the womb?
I should have died and never been seen.
19 I wish[a] I had never existed
but had been carried from the womb to the grave.
20 Are my days not few? Stop it![b]
Leave me alone, so that I can smile a little
21 before I go to a land of darkness and gloom,
never to return.
22 It is a land of blackness like the deepest darkness,
gloomy and chaotic,
where even the light is like[c] the darkness.”


  1. 10:19 Lit As if
  2. 10:20 Alt Hb tradition reads Will he not leave my few days alone?
  3. 10:22 Lit chaotic, and shines as
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Job 10:18-22 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 “Why did you 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?[a]
    Let me alone, that I may find a little comfort[b]
21 before I go, never to return,
    to the land of gloom and deep darkness,
22 the land of gloom[c] and chaos,
    where light is like darkness.”


  1. Job 10:20 Cn Compare Gk Syr: Heb Are not my days few? Let him cease!
  2. Job 10:20 Heb that I may brighten up a little
  3. Job 10:22 Heb gloom as darkness, deep darkness
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