Job 7:6
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New International Version
"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and they come to an end without hope.

New Living Translation
"My days fly faster than a weaver's shuttle. They end without hope.

English Standard Version
My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle and come to their end without hope.

New American Standard Bible
"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, And come to an end without hope.

King James Bible
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My days pass more swiftly than a weaver's shuttle; they come to an end without hope.

International Standard Version
My days pass as swiftly as a hand-loom; they come to their conclusion without hope.

NET Bible
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle and they come to an end without hope.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My days go swifter than a weaver's shuttle. They are spent without hope.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle and are spent without hope.

King James 2000 Bible
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

American King James Version
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

American Standard Version
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, And are spent without hope.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My days have passed more swiftly than the web is cut by the weaver, and are consumed without any hope.

Darby Bible Translation
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

English Revised Version
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

Webster's Bible Translation
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

World English Bible
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

Young's Literal Translation
My days swifter than a weaving machine, And they are consumed without hope.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle. Though each day is a weariness, yet, on looking back upon my whole life, it seems to have come and gone in a moment (comp. Job 9:25). And are spent without hope. Job does not share in the hopes which Eliphaz has held out (see Job 5:17-27). He has no hope but in death.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle,.... Which moves very swiftly, being thrown quick and fast to and fro; some versions render it "a racer" (b) one that runs a race on foot, or rides on horseback, agreeably to Job 9:25; where, and in Job 7:7; to it, other similes are used, to set forth the swiftness and fleetness of man's days; as they also are elsewhere represented, as swift as a tale told, a word expressed, or a thought conceived, Psalm 90:9; and so here, by the Septuagint, are said to be "swifter than speech", though wrongly translated: this is to be understood, not of his days of affliction, distress, and sorrow; for these in his apprehension moved but slowly, and he could have been, glad that they had gone on faster; but either his days in common, or particularly his days of prosperity and pleasure, these were soon over with him; and which he sometimes wished for again, see Job 29:1,

and are spent without hope; not without hope of happiness in another world, but without hope of being restored to his outward felicity in this; which Eliphaz had given him some him of, but he had no hope concerning it; see Job 5:24.

(b) Aquila, Symmachus, Theodotion in Drusius.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6. (Isa 38:12). Every day like the weaver's shuttle leaves a thread behind; and each shall wear, as he weaves. But Job's thought is that his days must swiftly be cut off as a web;

without hope—namely, of a recovery and renewal of life (Job 14:19; 1Ch 29:15).

Job 7:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
Job Continues: Life Seems Futile
5"My flesh is clothed with worms and a crust of dirt, My skin hardens and runs. 6"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, And come to an end without hope. 7"Remember that my life is but breath; My eye will not again see good.…
Cross References
Job 9:25
"My days are swifter than a runner; they fly away without a glimpse of joy.

Job 13:15
Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face.

Job 14:19
as water wears away stones and torrents wash away the soil, so you destroy a person's hope.

Job 17:11
My days have passed, my plans are shattered. Yet the desires of my heart

Job 17:15
where then is my hope-- who can see any hope for me?

Job 17:16
Will it go down to the gates of death? Will we descend together into the dust?"

Job 19:10
He tears me down on every side till I am gone; he uproots my hope like a tree.

Isaiah 38:12
Like a shepherd's tent my house has been pulled down and taken from me. Like a weaver I have rolled up my life, and he has cut me off from the loom; day and night you made an end of me.
Treasury of Scripture

My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

swifter.

Job 9:25 Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good.

Job 16:22 When a few years are come, then I shall go the way from where I shall …

Job 17:11 My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.

Psalm 90:5,6 You carry them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the …

Psalm 102:11 My days are like a shadow that declines; and I am withered like grass.

Psalm 103:15,16 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourishes…

Psalm 144:4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passes away.

Isaiah 38:12,13 My age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent: …

Isaiah 40:6,7 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is …

James 1:11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it wither …

James 4:14 Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your …

1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower …

without hope.

Job 6:11 What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is my end, that …

Job 17:15 And where is now my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?

Proverbs 14:32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous has …

Jeremiah 2:25 Withhold your foot from being unshod, and your throat from thirst: …

Ephesians 2:12 That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the …

1 Peter 1:13 Why gird up the loins of your mind, be sober…

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