And Moses said unto Yahweh - Wherefore hast thou let thy servant come to grief, and wherefore have I not found favour in thine eyes, - that thou shouldest lay the burden of all this people upon me.
How should I carry by myself the fatigue of you and the burden of you and your controversies?
And Moses returned unto Yahweh and said, - O My Lord wherefore hast thou caused harm to this people? Wherefore now didst thou send me?
And Moses made outcry unto Yahweh saying, What am I to do, with this people? Yet a little, and they will stone me.
But if, in this way, thou art going to deal with me, slay me, I beseech thee, slay, if I have found favour in thine eyes, - and let me not see my grief,
I say unto GOD, Do not hold me guilty, Let me know, on what account thou contendest with me!
Woe to me! my mother, That thou didst bear me, A man of litigation and a man of contention to all the land, - I have not lent on interest Nor have they lent on interest to me, Every one, hath treated me with contempt.
Wherefore hath my pain become perpetual? And my wound, incurable? Refuseth to be healed? Wilt thou, indeed be, to me As a brook that disappointeth, Waters that cannot be trusted?
Thou didst persuade me, O Yahweh and I was persuaded, Thou didst lay firm hold on me and didst prevail, - I am become a mockery, all the day, Every one, is laughing at me.
Accursed, be the day on which I was born, - The day when my mother bare me, let it not be blessed!
The lovingkindnesses of Yahweh, verily they are not exhausted, Verily! not at an end, are his compassions:
Why should a living son of earth complain, Let a man complain because of his sins?
Ye have said, Vain is it to serve God, - and, What profit when we have kept his charge, or when we have walked gloomily before Yahweh of hosts?