Job 7:1
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New International Version
"Do not mortals have hard service on earth? Are not their days like those of hired laborers?

New Living Translation
"Is not all human life a struggle? Our lives are like that of a hired hand,

English Standard Version
“Has not man a hard service on earth, and are not his days like the days of a hired hand?

New American Standard Bible
"Is not man forced to labor on earth, And are not his days like the days of a hired man?

King James Bible
Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Isn't mankind consigned to forced labor on earth? Are not his days like those of a hired hand?

International Standard Version
"Men have harsh servitude on earth, do they not? His days are like those of a hired laborer, are they not?

NET Bible
"Does not humanity have hard service on earth? Are not their days also like the days of a hired man?

New Heart English Bible
"Isn't a man forced to labor on earth? Aren't his days like the days of a hired hand?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Isn't a mortal's stay on earth difficult like a hired hand's daily [work]?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Is there not a time of service to man upon earth? And are not his days like the days of a hireling?

New American Standard 1977
“Is not man forced to labor on earth,
            And are not his days like the days of a hired man?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Man certainly has an appointed amount of time upon earth, and his days are like the days of a hireling.

King James 2000 Bible
Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of a hireling?

American King James Version
Is there not an appointed time to man on earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?

American Standard Version
Is there not a warfare to man upon earth? And are not his days like the days of a hireling?

Douay-Rheims Bible
The life of man upon earth is a warfare, and his days are like the days of a hireling.

Darby Bible Translation
Hath not man a life of labour upon earth? and are not his days like the days of a hireling?

English Revised Version
Is there not a warfare to man upon earth? and are not his days like the days of an hireling?

Webster's Bible Translation
Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of a hireling?

World English Bible
"Isn't a man forced to labor on earth? Aren't his days like the days of a hired hand?

Young's Literal Translation
Is there not a warfare to man on earth? And as the days of an hireling his days?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:1-6 Job here excuses what he could not justify, his desire of death. Observe man's present place: he is upon earth. He is yet on earth, not in hell. Is there not a time appointed for his abode here? yes, certainly, and the appointment is made by Him who made us and sent us here. During that, man's life is a warfare, and as day-labourers, who have the work of the day to do in its day, and must make up their account at night. Job had as much reason, he thought, to wish for death, as a poor servant that is tired with his work, has to wish for the shadows of the evening, when he shall go to rest. The sleep of the labouring man is sweet; nor can any rich man take so much satisfaction in his wealth, as the hireling in his day's wages. The comparison is plain; hear his complaint: His days were useless, and had long been so; but when we are not able to work for God, if we sit still quietly for him, we shall be accepted. His nights were restless. Whatever is grievous, it is good to see it appointed for us, and as designed for some holy end. When we have comfortable nights, we must see them also appointed to us, and be thankful for them. His body was noisome. See what vile bodies we have. His life was hastening apace. While we are living, every day, like the shuttle, leaves a thread behind: many weave the spider's web, which will fail, ch. 8:14. But if, while we live, we live unto the Lord, in works of faith and labours of love, we shall have the benefit, for every man shall reap as he sowed, and wear as he wove.
Study Bible
Job Continues: Life Seems Futile
1"Is not man forced to labor on earth, And are not his days like the days of a hired man? 2"As a slave who pants for the shade, And as a hired man who eagerly waits for his wages,…
Cross References
Job 5:7
For man is born for trouble, As sparks fly upward.

Job 7:2
"As a slave who pants for the shade, And as a hired man who eagerly waits for his wages,

Job 10:17
'You renew Your witnesses against me And increase Your anger toward me; Hardship after hardship is with me.

Job 14:1
"Man, who is born of woman, Is short-lived and full of turmoil.

Job 14:6
"Turn Your gaze from him that he may rest, Until he fulfills his day like a hired man.

Job 14:14
"If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my struggle I will wait Until my change comes.

Isaiah 16:14
But now the LORD speaks, saying, "Within three years, as a hired man would count them, the glory of Moab will be degraded along with all his great population, and his remnant will be very small and impotent."
Treasury of Scripture

Is there not an appointed time to man on earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?

Is there.

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Psalm 39:4 LORD, make me to know my end, and the measure of my days, what it …

Isaiah 38:5 Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus said the LORD, the God of David your …

John 11:9,10 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man …

an appointed time. or, a warfare.

Ecclesiastes 8:8 There is no man that has power over the spirit to retain the spirit; …

like the days.

Job 14:6 Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an …

Leviticus 25:50 And he shall reckon with him that bought him from the year that he …

Deuteronomy 15:18 It shall not seem hard to you, when you send him away free from you; …

Isaiah 21:16 For thus has the LORD said to me, Within a year, according to the …

Matthew 20:1-15 For the kingdom of heaven is like to a man that is an householder…

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