Job 10:2

“I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou contendest with me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I will say vnto God, Doe not condemne mee; shewe me wherefore thou contendest with me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I will say to God, 'Do not condemn me; Let me know why You contend with me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; Show me wherefore thou contendest with me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I will say to God, Do not put me down as a sinner; make clear to me what you have against me.
- Basic English Bible

I will say unto +God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou strivest with me.
- Darby Bible

I will say to God, Do not condemn me; show me why thou contendest with me.
- Webster's Bible

I will tell God, 'Do not condemn me. Show me why you contend with me.
- World English Bible

I say unto God, `Do not condemn me, Let me know why Thou dost strive [with] me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I will say unto God: Do not condemn me; make me know wherefore Thou contendest with me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 10:2

10:2 Condemn - Or, pronounce me not to be a wicked man, neither deal with me as such, as I confess thou mightest do in rigorous justice: O discover my integrity by removing this stroke, for which my friends condemn me. Wherefore - For what ends and reasons, and for what sins; for I am not conscious to myself of any peculiar sins by which I have deserved to be made the most miserable of all men. When God afflicts, he contends with us: when he contends with us, there is always a reason for it. And it is desirable to know, what that reason is, that we may forsake whatever he has a controversy with us for.

Discussion for Job 10

  • Joyce McDowell
    Job's shoes is hard to fill. Job was a man after God's heart. Even though he grumbled and complained he did not once deny who God is. We in today's society like to say,"God if you are real than do this". If we have faith, God's word said that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Job had faith with others lost it, when his wife and friends did not have faith.
    We must always remember that even in our roughest times that God is with us. naturally the flesh begins to pain, discouragement, but we must Trust Gods words. he told us that many are the afflictions of the righteous but he would deliver us out of them all.(Psalm 34:19). We often forget that God will and can do all things. He told us that All things work together for good for them that love God.
  • Angie
    That he have to keep his faith in God regardless the circumstance.
  • Christian
    Job lessons is a lesson goodness and inner riches that comes with steadfastness and perseverance in life
  • The awesomeness of God 's presence in our lives is manifested daily
  • Stephende
    Job was afflicted at the permission of God. Satan believed anyone 's faith could be compromised. Almost but a few will stand firm as did Job, as Moses, as did Jesus. Does any have a free ride unto the bosom of Abraham, who himself was tested by offering his first born, the progenitor of the Jewish tribes, Issac.

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