(a) I am more like a dead man, than to one that lives.
(b) I will make an ample declaration of my torments, accusing myself and not God.
(c) He would not that God would proceed against him by his secret justice, but by the ordinary means that he punishes others.
(d) Is it agreeable to your justice to do me wrong?
(e) Will you be without compassions?
(f) Will you gratify the wicked and condemn me?
(g) Do you do this of ignorance.
(h) Are you inconstant and changeable as the times, today a friend, tomorrow an enemy?
(i) By affliction you keep me as in a prison, and restrain me from doing evil, neither can any set me free.
(k) In these eight verses following he describes the mercy of God, in the wonderful creation of man: and on it grounds that God should not show himself rigorous against him.
(l) As brittle as a pot of clay.
(m) That is, reason and understanding, and many other gifts, by which man excels all earthly creatures.
(n) That is, the fatherly care and providence by which you preserved me, and without which I would perish immediately.
(o) Though I am not fully able to comprehend these things, yet I must confess that it is so.
(p) I will always walk in fear and humility, knowing that no one is just before you.
(q) Job being sore assaulted in this battle between the flesh and the spirit, breaks out into these affections, wishing rather for short days than long pain.
(r) That is, diversity of diseases and in great abundance; showing that God has infinite means to punish man.
(s) He wishes that God would leave off his affliction, considering his great misery and the shortness of his life.
(t) He speaks this in the person of a sinner, that is overcome with passions and with the feeling of God's judgments and therefore cannot apprehend in that state the mercies of God, and the comfort of the resurrection.
(u) No distinction between light and darkness but where there is very darkness itself.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Job 10". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://pro.studylight.org/
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