Job wants to know why he was ever born (Job 10:18-10:22)

“Why did you bring me forth from the womb?

Would that I had died before any eye had seen me,

It would be as though I had not been.

You could have carried me from the womb to the grave.

Are not the days of my life few?

Let me alone!

May I find a little comfort!

Before I go,

Never to return,

To the land of gloom and deep darkness,

To the land of gloom and chaos,

Where light is like darkness.”

This is pretty much what he said back in chapter 3. He wished that he had never been born. He wished that he had gone directly from the womb to the tomb. As the days of his life are few, why cannot he be alone? Can he find some comfort? He knew that he was going where he would never return, the land of gloom, darkness, and chaos, Sheol.   There light was like darkness.

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