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

  • 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.
  • Nicole
    I love how he suffered, still believing. In the most high
  • Bitterness blinded Job, so that he did not consider other possible reasons for his suffering. We must not become bitter when undergoing suffering, especially since we have a clear understanding of the issues involved.

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