English Standard Version
“Remember that my life is a breath; my eye will never again see good.
King James Bible
O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good.
American Standard Version
Oh remember that my life is a breath: Mine eye shall no more see good.
Remember that my life is but wind, and my eyes shall not return to see good things.
English Revised Version
Oh remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good.
Webster's Bible Translation
O remember that my life is wind: my eye will no more see good.
Job 7:7 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
1 Has not a man warfare upon earth,
And his days are like the days of a hireling?
2 Like a servant who longs for the shade,
And like a hireling who waits for his wages,
3 So am I made to possess months of disappointment,
And nights of weariness are appointed to me.
The conclusion is intended to be: thus I wait for death as refreshing and rest after hard labour. He goes, however, beyond this next point of comparison, or rather he remains on this side of it. צבא is not service of a labourer in the field, but active military service, then fatigue, toil in general (Isaiah 40:20; Daniel 10:1). Job 7:2 Ewald and others translate incorrectly: as a slave longs, etc. כּ can never introduce a comparative clause, except an infinitive, as e.g., Isaiah 5:24, which can then under the regimen of this כּ be continued by a verb. fin.; but it never stands directly for כּאשׁר, as כּמו does in rare instances. In Isaiah 5:3, שׁוא retains its primary signification, nothingness, error, disappointment (Job 15:31): months that one after another disappoint the hope of the sick. By this it seems we ought to imagine the friends as not having come at the very commencement of his disease. Elephantiasis is a disease which often lasts for years, and slowly but inevitably destroys the body. On מנּוּ, adnumeraverunt equals adnumeratae sunt, vid., Ges. 137, 3*.
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no more see. Heb. not return to see, that is, to enjoy.
yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.
I loathe my life; I would not live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are a breath.
"My days are swifter than a runner; they flee away; they see no good.
There are many who say, "Who will show us some good? Lift up the light of your face upon us, O LORD!"
He remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that passes and comes not again.
Remember how short my time is! For what vanity you have created all the children of man!
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