Job 10:20
New International Version
Are not my few days almost over? Turn away from me so I can have a moment's joy

New Living Translation
I have only a few days left, so leave me alone, that I may have a moment of comfort

English Standard Version
Are not my days few? Then cease, and leave me alone, that I may find a little cheer

Berean Study Bible
Are my days not few? Withdraw from me, that I may have a little comfort,

New American Standard Bible
"Would He not let my few days alone? Withdraw from me that I may have a little cheer

King James Bible
Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

Christian Standard Bible
Are my days not few? Stop it! Leave me alone, so that I can smile a little

Contemporary English Version
I have only a few days left. Why don't you leave me alone? Let me find some relief, *

Good News Translation
Isn't my life almost over? Leave me alone! Let me enjoy the time I have left.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Are my days not few? Stop it! Leave me alone, so that I can smile a little

International Standard Version
My days are so few, aren't they? So leave me alone, then, so I can smile a little

NET Bible
Are not my days few? Cease, then, and leave me alone, that I may find a little comfort,

New Heart English Bible
Aren't my days few? Cease then. Leave me alone, that I may find a little comfort,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
" 'Isn't my life short enough? So stop [this], and leave me alone. Let me smile a little

JPS Tanakh 1917
Are not my days few? Cease then, And let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

New American Standard 1977
“Would He not let my few days alone? Withdraw from me that I may have a little cheer

Jubilee Bible 2000
Are not my days few? Cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

King James 2000 Bible
Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

American King James Version
Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

American Standard Version
Are not my days few? cease then, And let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Is not the time of my life short? suffer me to rest a little,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall not the fewness of my days be ended shortly? suffer me, therefore, that I may lament my sorrow a little:

Darby Bible Translation
Are not my days few? cease then and let me alone, that I may revive a little,

English Revised Version
Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

Webster's Bible Translation
Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

World English Bible
Aren't my days few? Cease then. Leave me alone, that I may find a little comfort,

Young's Literal Translation
Are not my days few? Cease then, and put from me, And I brighten up a little,
Study Bible
Job's Plea to God
19If only I had never come to be, but had been carried from the womb to the grave. 20Are my days not few? Withdraw from me, that I may have a little comfort, 21before I go—never to return—to a land of darkness and gloom,…
Cross References
Job 7:16
I loathe my life! I would not live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.

Job 7:19
Will You never look away from me, or let me alone to swallow my spittle?

Job 9:18
He does not let me catch my breath, but overwhelms me with bitterness.

Job 10:19
If only I had never come to be, but had been carried from the womb to the grave.

Job 14:1
Man, who is born of woman, is short of days and full of trouble.

Psalm 39:13
Turn Your gaze away from me, that I may again be cheered before I depart and am no more."

Treasury of Scripture

Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

my days few

Job 7:6,7,16
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope…

Job 8:9
(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)

Job 9:25,26
Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good…

cease

Job 7:17-21
What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him? …

Job 13:21
Withdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid.

Psalm 39:13
O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.







Lexicon
Are my days
יָמַ֣י (yā·may)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

not
הֲלֹא־ (hă·lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

few?
מְעַ֣ט (mə·‘aṭ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4592: A little, fewness, a few

Withdraw
וַחֲדָ֑ל (wa·ḥă·ḏāl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2308: To be flabby, desist, be lacking, idle

from me,
מִ֝מֶּ֗נִּי (mim·men·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

that I may have a little comfort,
וְאַבְלִ֥יגָה (wə·’aḇ·lî·ḡāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1082: To break off, loose, desist, invade
(20) Cease then, and let me alone.--According to another reading, "Let him cease, and let me alone." In reading this reply of Job's, one cannot but feel that it moves upon the very verge of blasphemy, and is only redeemed therefrom by its pervading reverence and deep undertone of faith. Job never gives up his faith in God, though, like Jacob, he wrestles with Him in the dark, and the issue shows that God is not displeased with such an unburdening of the soul that keeps close to the straight line of truth, which is, after all, one of the many manifestations of God.

Verse 20. - Are not my days few? Cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little. Job here returns from vague longings and idle aspirations to actual realities - the facts of the case - and asks, "Is not the time that I now have to live short? Must not my disease make an end of me in a very brief space? If so, then may I not make a request? My petition is that God will 'cease' from me, grant me a respite, 'let me alone' for a short time, remove his heavy hand, and allow me to 'take comfort a little,' recover my strength, and obtain a breathing-space, before my actual end, before the time comes for my descent to Sheol," which is then (vers. 21, 22) described. The parallel with Psalm 39:13 is striking. 10:14-22 Job did not deny that as a sinner he deserved his sufferings; but he thought that justice was executed upon him with peculiar rigour. His gloom, unbelief, and hard thoughts of God, were as much to be ascribed to Satan's inward temptations, and his anguish of soul, under the sense of God's displeasure, as to his outward trials, and remaining depravity. Our Creator, become in Christ our Redeemer also, will not destroy the work of his hands in any humble believer; but will renew him unto holiness, that he may enjoy eternal life. If anguish on earth renders the grave a desirable refuge, what will be their condition who are condemned to the blackness of darkness for ever? Let every sinner seek deliverance from that dreadful state, and every believer be thankful to Jesus, who delivereth from the wrath to come.
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