Job 7:2
Good News Translation
like a slave longing for cool shade; like a worker waiting to be paid.

Contemporary English Version
We are slaves in search of shade; we are laborers longing for our wages.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As a servant longeth for the shade, as the hireling looketh for the end of his work;

New American Bible
Like a slave who longs for the shade, a hireling who waits for wages,

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As a servant longeth for the shade, as the hireling looketh for the end of his work;

ernestly desireth.

Psalm 119:131 I opened my mouth, and panted: because I longed for thy commandments.

Psalm 143:6 I stretched forth my hands to thee: my soul is as earth without water unto thee.

the shadow.

Jeremiah 6:4 Prepare ye war against her: arise, and let us go up at midday: woe unto us, for the day is declined, for the shadows of the evening are grown longer.

as an hireling.

Leviticus 19:13 Thou shalt not calumniate thy neighbour, nor oppress him by violence. The wages of him that hath been hired by thee shall not abide with thee until the morning.

Deuteronomy 24:15 But thou shalt pay him the price of his labour the same day, before the going down of the sun, because he is poor, and with it maintaineth his life: lest he cry against thee to the Lord, and it be reputed to thee for a sin.

Malachi 3:5 And I will come to you in judgment, and will be a speedy witness against sorcerers, and adulterers, and false swearers, and them that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widows, and the fatherless: and oppress the stranger, and have not feared me, saith the Lord of hosts.

James 5:4 Behold the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which by fraud has been kept back by you, crieth: and the cry of them hath entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.

Context
Job Continues: Life Seems Futile
1The life of man upon earth is a warfare, and his days are like the days of a hireling. 2As a servant longeth for the shade, as the hireling looketh for the end of his work;3So I also have had empty months, and have numbered to myself wearisome nights.…
Cross References
Genesis 34:8
And Hemor spoke to them: The soul of my son Sichem has a longing for your daughter: give her him to wife:

Job 7:1
The life of man upon earth is a warfare, and his days are like the days of a hireling.

Job 7:3
So I also have had empty months, and have numbered to myself wearisome nights.

Additional Translations
Like a slave he longs for shade; like a hired man he waits for his wages.As a servant earnestly desires the shadow, and as an hireling looks for the reward of his work:

As a servant that earnestly desireth the shadow, And as a hireling that looketh for his wages:

Or as a servant that fears his master, and one who has grasped a shadow? or as a hireling waiting for his pay?

As a bondman earnestly desireth the shadow, and a hireling expecteth his wages,

As a servant that earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling that looketh for his wages:

As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as a hireling looketh for the reward of his work;

As a servant who earnestly desires the shadow, as a hireling who looks for his wages,

As a servant desireth the shadow, And as a hireling expecteth his wage,
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