Job 14:6
New International Version
So look away from him and let him alone, till he has put in his time like a hired laborer.

New Living Translation
So leave us alone and let us rest! We are like hired hands, so let us finish our work in peace.

English Standard Version
look away from him and leave him alone, that he may enjoy, like a hired hand, his day.

Berean Study Bible
look away from him and let him rest, so he can enjoy his day as a hired hand.

New American Standard Bible
"Turn Your gaze from him that he may rest, Until he fulfills his day like a hired man.

King James Bible
Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.

Christian Standard Bible
look away from him and let him rest so that he can enjoy his day like a hired worker.

Contemporary English Version
Why don't you leave us alone and let us find some happiness while we toil and labor?

Good News Translation
Look away from us and leave us alone; let us enjoy our hard life--if we can.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
look away from him and let him rest so that he can enjoy his day like a hired hand.

International Standard Version
Look away from him and leave him alone, so he can enjoy his time, like a hired worker."

NET Bible
Look away from him and let him desist, until he fulfills his time like a hired man.

New Heart English Bible
Look away from him, that he may rest, until he shall accomplish, as a hireling, his day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Look away from him, and he will cease to be. Meanwhile, he loves life as a laborer loves work.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Look away from him, that he may rest, Till he shall accomplish, as a hireling, his day.

New American Standard 1977
“Turn Thy gaze from him that he may rest, Until he fulfills his day like a hired man.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If thou should leave him, he will cease to exist; until then, he shall desire, as a hireling, his day.

King James 2000 Bible
Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as a hireling, his day.

American King James Version
Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.

American Standard Version
Look away from him, that he may rest, Till he shall accomplish, as a hireling, his day.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Depart from him, that he may be quiet, and take pleasure in his life, though as a hireling.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Depart a little from him, that he may rest, until his wished for day come, as that of the hireling.

Darby Bible Translation
Look away from him; and let him rest, till he accomplish, as a hireling, his day.

English Revised Version
Look away from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.

Webster's Bible Translation
Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as a hireling, his day.

World English Bible
Look away from him, that he may rest, until he shall accomplish, as a hireling, his day.

Young's Literal Translation
Look away from off him that he may cease, Till he enjoy as an hireling his day.
Study Bible
Job Laments the Finality of Death
5Since his days are determined and the number of his months is with You, and since You have set limits that he cannot exceed, 6look away from him and let him rest, so he can enjoy his day as a hired hand. 7For there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its tender shoots will not fail.…
Cross References
Job 7:1
Is not man consigned to labor on earth? Are not his days like those of a hired hand?

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

Job 14:7
For there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its tender shoots will not fail.

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

Isaiah 16:14
And now the LORD says, "In three years, as a hired worker counts the years, Moab's splendor will become an object of contempt, with all her many people. And those who are left will be few and feeble."

Treasury of Scripture

Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.

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Job 7:16,19
I loathe it; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days are vanity…

Job 10:20
Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

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

rest.

Job 7:1,2
Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling? …

Matthew 20:1-8
For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard…







Lexicon
look away
שְׁעֵ֣ה (šə·‘êh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8159: To gaze at, about, to inspect, consider, compassionate, be nonplussed, bewildered

from him
מֵעָלָ֣יו (mê·‘ā·lāw)
Preposition-m | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

and let him rest,
וְיֶחְדָּ֑ל (wə·yeḥ·dāl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2308: To be flabby, desist, be lacking, idle

so
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

he can enjoy
יִ֝רְצֶ֗ה (yir·ṣeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7521: To be pleased with, to satisfy a, debt

his day
יוֹמֽוֹ׃ (yō·w·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

as a hired hand.
כְּשָׂכִ֥יר (kə·śā·ḵîr)
Preposition-k | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7916: A man at wages
(6) Accomplish.--Rather, have pleasure in; rejoice at the day when his wages are paid him. Job had used the same image before (Job 7:2). Job now proceeds to enlarge on the mortality of man, comparing him, as is so often done in all literature, to the vegetable produce of the earth (Isaiah 40:7; Isaiah 65:22); with this difference, however--that a tree will sprout again when it is cut down, but even a strong man succumbs to death. "Yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?"

Verse 6. - Turn from him, that he may rest; literally, look away from him; i.e. "Cease to watch him and search him out so continually" (comp. Job 7:17, 18). "Then he will be able to have a breathing-time, an interval of peace and rest, before his departure from the earth." What Job had previously desired for himself (Job 10:20) he now asks for all humanity. Till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day. Hired labourers are glad when their day's work is over. So man rejoices when life comes to an end. Ver 7. - For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down. God's vegetable creation is better off, in respect of length of days, than man. Let a tree be cut down, it is not therefore of necessity destroyed. There is yet hope for it. The bare dry stump will sometimes put forth tender branches, which will grow and flourish, and renew the old life. Or, if the stump be quite dead, suckers may spring up from the root and grow into new trees as vigorous as the one that they replace (comp. Isaiah 11:1). Herodotus considered that all trees had this recuperative power, except the πίτυς, a species of fir (Herod., 6:37), and the traveller Shaw says that when a palm tree dies there is always a sucker ready to take its place. Pliny also observes of the laurel, "Viva-cissima est radix, ita ut, si truncus ina-ruerit, recisa arbor mox laetius frutificet" ('Hist. Nat.,' 1:15. § 30). That it will sprout again. That is, from the spool or stump. Some trees, as the Spanish chest. nut, if cut down flush with the ground, throw up shoots from the entire circle of the stomp, often as many as fifteen or twenty. And that the tender branch thereof will not cease. The vigour of such shoots is very great. In a few years they grow to the height of the parent tree. If they are then removed they are quickly replaced by a fresh growth. 14:1-6 Job enlarges upon the condition of man, addressing himself also to God. Every man of Adam's fallen race is short-lived. All his show of beauty, happiness, and splendour falls before the stroke of sickness or death, as the flower before the scythe; or passes away like the shadow. How is it possible for a man's conduct to be sinless, when his heart is by nature unclean? Here is a clear proof that Job understood and believed the doctrine of original sin. He seems to have intended it as a plea, why the Lord should not deal with him according to his own works, but according to His mercy and grace. It is determined, in the counsel and decree of God, how long we shall live. Our times are in his hands, the powers of nature act under him; in him we live and move. And it is very useful to reflect seriously on the shortness and uncertainty of human life, and the fading nature of all earthly enjoyments. But it is still more important to look at the cause, and remedy of these evils. Until we are born of the Spirit, no spiritually good thing dwells in us, or can proceed from us. Even the little good in the regenerate is defiled with sin. We should therefore humble ourselves before God, and cast ourselves wholly on the mercy of God, through our Divine Surety. We should daily seek the renewing of the Holy Ghost, and look to heaven as the only place of perfect holiness and happiness.
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