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Job 10:2

    Job 10:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I will say to God, Do not condemn me; show me why you contend with me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Job 10:2

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 10:2

    Do not condemn me - Let me not be afflicted in thy wrath.

    Show me wherefore thou contendest - If I am afflicted because of my sins, show me what that sin is. God never afflicts but for past sin, or to try his followers; or for the greater manifestation of his grace in their support and deliverance.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 10:2

    I will say unto God, Do not condemn me - Do not hold me to be wicked - תרשׁיעני אל 'al tarshı̂y‛ēnı̂y. The sense is, "Do not simply hold me to be wicked, and treat me as such, without showing me the reasons why I am so regarded." This was the ground of Job's complaint, that God by mere sovereignty and power held him to be a wicked man, and that he did not see the reasons why he was so considered and treated. He now desired to know in what he had offended, and to be made acquainted with the cause of his sufferings. The idea is, that it was unjust to treat one as guilty who had no opportunity of knowing the nature of the offence with which he was charged, or the reason why he was condemned.

    Wesley's Notes on 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.
    Book: Job