Job 7:16
Good News Translation
I give up; I am tired of living. Leave me alone. My life makes no sense.

Contemporary English Version
Leave me alone and let me die; my life has no meaning.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have done with hope, I shall now live no longer: spare me, for my days are nothing.

New American Bible
I waste away: I will not live forever; let me alone, for my days are but a breath.

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I have done with hope, I shall now live no longer: spare me, for my days are nothing.

I loathe it.

Job 3:20-22 Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to them that are in bitterness of soul? . . .

Job 6:9 And that he that hath begun may destroy me, that he may let loose his hand, and cut me off?

Job 10:1 My soul is weary of my life, I will let go my speech against myself, I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Genesis 27:46 And Rebecca said to Isaac: I am weary of my life, because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the stock of this land, I choose not to live.

1 Kings 19:4 And he went forward, one day's journey into the desert. And when he was there, and sat under a juniper tree, he requested for his soul that he might die, and said: It is enough for me, Lord; take away my soul: for I am no better than my fathers.

Jonah 4:3,8 And he prayed to the Lord, and said: I beseech thee, O Lord, is not this what I said, when I was yet in my own country? therefore I went before to flee into Tharsis: for I know that thou art a gracious and merciful God, patient, and of much compassion, and easy to forgive evil. . . .

let me alone.

Job 10:20 Shall not the fewness of my days be ended shortly? Suffer me, therefore, that I may lament my sorrow a little:

Job 14:6 Depart a little from him, that he may rest until his wished for day come, as that of the hireling.

Psalm 39:10,13 Remove thy scourges from me. The strength of thy hand hath made me faint in rebukes: . . .

my days.

Psalm 62:9 But vain are the sons of men, the sons of men are liars in the balances: that by vanity they may together deceive.

Psalm 78:33 And their days were consumed in vanity, and their years in haste.

Psalm 144:4 Man is like to vanity: his days pass away like a shadow.

Ecclesiastes 6:11,12 There are many words that have much vanity in disputing. . . .

Context
Job Continues: Life Seems Futile
15So that my soul rather chooseth hanging, and my bones death. 16I have done with hope, I shall now live no longer: spare me, for my days are nothing.17What is a man, that thou shouldst magnify him or why dost thou set thy heart upon him?…
Cross References
Job 6:9
And that he that hath begun may destroy me, that he may let loose his hand, and cut me off?

Job 7:7
Remember that my life is but wind, and my eye shall not return to see good things.

Job 7:15
So that my soul rather chooseth hanging, and my bones death.

Job 9:21
Although I should be simple, even this my soul shall be ignorant of, and I shall be weary of my life.

Job 10:1
My soul is weary of my life, I will let go my speech against myself, I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Job 10:20
Shall not the fewness of my days be ended shortly? Suffer me, therefore, that I may lament my sorrow a little:

Psalm 62:9
But vain are the sons of men, the sons of men are liars in the balances: that by vanity they may together deceive.

Psalm 78:39
And he remembered that they are flesh: a wind that goeth and returneth not.

Jeremiah 8:3
And death shall be chosen rather than life by all that shall remain of this wicked kindred in all places, which are left, to which I have cast them out, saith the Lord of hosts.

Jonah 4:3
And he prayed to the Lord, and said: I beseech thee, O Lord, is not this what I said, when I was yet in my own country? therefore I went before to flee into Tharsis: for I know that thou art a gracious and merciful God, patient, and of much compassion, and easy to forgive evil.

Additional Translations
I loathe my life! I would not live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.I loathe it; I would not live always: let me alone; for my days are vanity.

I loathe my life ; I would not live alway: Let me alone; for my days are vanity.

For I shall not live for ever, that I should patiently endure: depart from me, for my life is vain.

I loathe it; I shall not live always: let me alone, for my days are a breath.

I loathe my life; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days are vanity.

I lothe it; I would not live always: let me alone; for my days are vanity.

I loathe my life. I don't want to live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.

I have wasted away -- not to the age do I live. Cease from me, for my days are vanity.
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