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Job 10:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; Show me wherefore thou contendest with me.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou contendest with me.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “I will say to God, ‘Do not condemn me; Let me know why You contend with me.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I will say to God, Do not condemn me; show me why thou contendest with me.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I will say unto +God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou strivest with me.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— I say unto GOD, Do not hold me guilty, Let me know, on what account thou contendest with me!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— I say unto God, 'Do not condemn me, Let me know why Thou dost strive [with] me.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I will say to God: Do not condemn me: tell me why thou judgest me so?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I will say vnto God, Doe not condemne mee; shewe me wherefore thou contendest with me.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And I will say to the Lord, Do not teach me to be impious; and wherefore hast thou thus judged me?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I will say unto Eloah, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou contendest with me.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I will say 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
lh אֱלוֹהַ, 433
{0433} Prime
אֱלוֹהַּ
'elowahh
{el-o'-ah}
(The second form is rare); probably prolonged (emphatically) from H0410; a deity or the deity.
Do not x408
(0408) Complement
אַל
'al
{al}
A negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing.
condemn 7561
{7561} Prime
רָשַׁע
rasha`
{raw-shah'}
A primitive root; to be (causatively do or declare) wrong; by implication to disturb, violate.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
me; shew 3045
{3045} Prime
ידע
yada`
{yaw-dah'}
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
z8685
<8685> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 731
me wherefore x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
x4100
(4100) Complement
מָּה
mah
{maw}
A primitive particle; properly interrogitive what? (including how?, why? and when?); but also exclamations like what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjugational senses.
thou contendest 7378
{7378} Prime
רִיב
riyb
{reeb}
A primitive root; properly to toss, that is, grapple; mostly figuratively to wrangle, that is, hold a controversy; (by implication) to defend.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
with me.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 10:2

_ _ show me, etc. — Do not, by virtue of Thy mere sovereignty, treat me as guilty without showing me the reasons.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 10:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 10:2

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

(c) He would not that God would proceed against him by his secret justice, but by the ordinary means that he punishes others.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Do not:

Psalms 6:1-4 [[To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.]] O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. ... Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.
Psalms 25:7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.
Psalms 38:1-8 [[A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.]] O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. ... I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.
Psalms 109:21 But do thou for me, O GOD the Lord, for thy name's sake: because thy mercy [is] good, deliver thou me.
Psalms 143:2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.
Romans 8:1 [There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

show me:

Job 8:5-6 If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty; ... If thou [wert] pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.
Job 34:31-32 Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne [chastisement], I will not offend [any more]: ... [That which] I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.
Psalms 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: ... And see if [there be any] wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Lamentations 3:40-42 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD. ... We have transgressed and have rebelled: thou hast not pardoned.
Lamentations 5:16-17 The crown is fallen [from] our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned! ... For this our heart is faint; for these [things] our eyes are dim.
1 Corinthians 11:31-32 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. ... But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
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Jb 8:5; 34:31. Ps 6:1; 25:7; 38:1; 109:21; 139:23; 143:2. Lm 3:40; 5:16. Ro 8:1. 1Co 11:31.

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