Job 7:3
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New International Version
so I have been allotted months of futility, and nights of misery have been assigned to me.

New Living Translation
I, too, have been assigned months of futility, long and weary nights of misery.

English Standard Version
so I am allotted months of emptiness, and nights of misery are apportioned to me.

New American Standard Bible
So am I allotted months of vanity, And nights of trouble are appointed me.

King James Bible
So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I have been made to inherit months of futility, and troubled nights have been assigned to me.

International Standard Version
Truly I've been allotted months of emptiness; nights of trouble have been appointed for me.

NET Bible
thus I have been made to inherit months of futility, and nights of sorrow have been appointed to me.

New Heart English Bible
so am I made to possess months of misery, wearisome nights are appointed to me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Likewise, I have been given months that are of no use, and I have inherited nights filled with misery.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So am I made to possess--months of vanity, And wearisome nights are appointed to me.

New American Standard 1977
So am I allotted months of vanity,
            And nights of trouble are appointed me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
so I am made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

King James 2000 Bible
So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

American King James Version
So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

American Standard Version
So am I made to possess months of misery, And wearisome nights are appointed to me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So I also have had empty months, and have numbered to myself wearisome nights.

Darby Bible Translation
So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

English Revised Version
So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

Webster's Bible Translation
So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

World English Bible
so am I made to possess months of misery, wearisome nights are appointed to me.

Young's Literal Translation
So I have been caused to inherit months of vanity, And nights of misery they numbered to me.
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
2"As a slave who pants for the shade, And as a hired man who eagerly waits for his wages, 3So am I allotted months of vanity, And nights of trouble are appointed me. 4"When I lie down I say, 'When shall I arise?' But the night continues, And I am continually tossing until dawn.…
Cross References
Job 7:2
"As a slave who pants for the shade, And as a hired man who eagerly waits for his wages,

Job 16:7
"But now He has exhausted me; You have laid waste all my company.
Treasury of Scripture

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