Job 7:8
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English Standard Version
The eye of him who sees me will behold me no more; while your eyes are on me, I shall be gone.

King James Bible
The eye of him that hath seen me shall see me no more: thine eyes are upon me, and I am not.

American Standard Version
The eye of him that seeth me shall behold me no more; Thine eyes shall be upon me, but I shall not be.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nor shall the sight of man behold me: thy eyes are upon me, and I shall be no more.

English Revised Version
The eye of him that seeth me shall behold me no more: thine eyes shall be upon me, but I shall not be.

Webster's Bible Translation
The eye of him that hath seen me shall see me no more: thy eyes are upon me, and I am not.

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Commentary
Keil 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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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The eye.

Job 20:9 The eye also which saw him shall see him no more; neither shall his place any more behold him.

Psalm 37:36 Yet he passed away, and, see, he was not: yes, I sought him, but he could not be found.

thine eyes.

Job 13:27 You put my feet also in the stocks, and look narrowly to all my paths; you set a print on the heels of my feet.

Job 14:3 And does you open your eyes on such an one, and bring me into judgment with you?

Psalm 39:11 When you with rebukes do correct man for iniquity, you make his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.

Psalm 90:8,9 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your countenance...

I am not. that is, I can live no longer.

Job 7:21 And why do you not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust...

Cross References
2 Samuel 12:23
But now he is dead. Why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me."

Job 3:13
For then I would have lain down and been quiet; I would have slept; then I would have been at rest,

Job 7:21
Why do you not pardon my transgression and take away my iniquity? For now I shall lie in the earth; you will seek me, but I shall not be."

Job 8:18
If he is destroyed from his place, then it will deny him, saying, 'I have never seen you.'

Job 20:9
The eye that saw him will see him no more, nor will his place any more behold him.

Job 27:19
He goes to bed rich, but will do so no more; he opens his eyes, and his wealth is gone.

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