I loathe my life! I would not live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.
Cross ReferencesJob 6:9
that God would be willing to crush me, to unleash His hand and cut me off!
Remember that my life is but a breath. My eyes will never again see happiness.
so that I would prefer strangling and death over my life in this body.
Though I am blameless, I have no concern for myself; I despise my life.
I loathe my own life; I will express my complaint and speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Are my days not few? Withdraw from me, that I may have a little comfort,
Lowborn men are but a vapor; the exalted but a lie. Weighed on the scale, they are pushed up; together they are but a breath.
He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return.
And wherever I have banished them, the remnant of this evil family will choose death over life, declares the LORD of Hosts.
And now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live."
Chapter Outline1. Job excuses his desire of death.
12. He complains of his own restlessness, and reasons with God.
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I loathe it.
1 Kings 19:4
Jonah 4:3, 8
let me alone.
Psalm 39:10, 13
Ecclesiastes 6:11, 12
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