Job 7:3
New International Version
so I have been allotted months of futility, and nights of misery have been assigned to me.

New Living Translation
I, too, have been assigned months of futility, long and weary nights of misery.

English Standard Version
so I am allotted months of emptiness, and nights of misery are apportioned to me.

Berean Study Bible
So I am allotted months of futility, and nights of misery are appointed me.

New American Standard Bible
So am I allotted months of vanity, And nights of trouble are appointed me.

King James Bible
So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

Christian Standard Bible
So I have been made to inherit months of futility, and troubled nights have been assigned to me.

Contemporary English Version
God has made my days drag on and my nights miserable.

Good News Translation
Month after month I have nothing to live for; night after night brings me grief.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I have been made to inherit months of futility, and troubled nights have been assigned to me.

International Standard Version
Truly I've been allotted months of emptiness; nights of trouble have been appointed for me.

NET Bible
thus I have been made to inherit months of futility, and nights of sorrow have been appointed to me.

New Heart English Bible
so am I made to possess months of misery, wearisome nights are appointed to me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Likewise, I have been given months that are of no use, and I have inherited nights filled with misery.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So am I made to possess--months of vanity, And wearisome nights are appointed to me.

New American Standard 1977
So am I allotted months of vanity, And nights of trouble are appointed me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
so I am made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

King James 2000 Bible
So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

American King James Version
So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

American Standard Version
So am I made to possess months of misery, And wearisome nights are appointed to me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So have I also endured months of vanity, and nights of pain have been appointed me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So I also have had empty months, and have numbered to myself wearisome nights.

Darby Bible Translation
So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

English Revised Version
So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

Webster's Bible Translation
So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

World English Bible
so am I made to possess months of misery, wearisome nights are appointed to me.

Young's Literal Translation
So I have been caused to inherit months of vanity, And nights of misery they numbered to me.
Study Bible
Job Continues: Life Seems Futile
2Like a slave he longs for shade; like a hired man he waits for his wages. 3So I am allotted months of futility, and nights of misery are appointed me. 4When I lie down I think: ‘When will I get up?’ But the night drags on, and I toss and turn until dawn.…
Cross References
Job 7:2
Like a slave he longs for shade; like a hired man he waits for his wages.

Job 16:7
Surely He has now exhausted me; You have devastated all my family.

Treasury of Scripture

So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

months of.

Job 29:2
Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me;

Psalm 6:6
I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

Psalm 39:5
Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.







Lexicon
So
כֵּ֤ן (kên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

I am allotted
הָנְחַ֣לְתִּי (hā·nə·ḥal·tî)
Verb - Hofal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5157: To inherit, to occupy, to bequeath, distribute, instate

months
יַרְחֵי־ (yar·ḥê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3391: A lunation, month

of futility,
שָׁ֑וְא (šāw)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7723: Evil, idolatry, uselessness

and nights
וְלֵיל֥וֹת (wə·lê·lō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3915: A twist, night, adversity

of misery
עָ֝מָ֗ל (‘ā·māl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5999: Toil, wearing effort, worry, wheth, of body, mind

are appointed
מִנּוּ־ (min·nū-)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 4487: To weigh out, to allot, constitute officially, to enumerate, enroll

me.
לִֽי׃ (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew
Verse 3. - So am I made to possess months of vanity. "Months of vanity" are "months of which he can make no use " - "months which are no good to him." It has been concluded from this theft some considerable time had elapsed since Job was stricken by his disease. But he is perhaps looking to the future as much as to the past, anticipating a long, lingering illness. Elephantiasis is a disease which often lasts for years. And wearisome nights are appointed to me. To one stretched on a bed of sickness, the night is always more wearisome than the day. It has no changes, nothing to mark its flight. It seems almost interminable. In elephantiasis, however, it is a special feature of the disease that the sufferings of the patient are greatest at night. "In elephantiasis ansesthetica" says Dr. Erasmus Wilson, "a sense of dulness and heat pervades the surface, and there are sensations of tingling and prickling, and of burning heat. While the integument is insensible, there are deep-seated burning pains, sometimes of a bone or joint, sometimes of the vertebral column. These pains are greatest at night; they prevent sleep, and give rise to restlessness and frightful dreams" (Quain's 'Dictionary of Medicine,' vol. 1. p. 817). 7:1-6 Job here excuses what he could not justify, his desire of death. Observe man's present place: he is upon earth. He is yet on earth, not in hell. Is there not a time appointed for his abode here? yes, certainly, and the appointment is made by Him who made us and sent us here. During that, man's life is a warfare, and as day-labourers, who have the work of the day to do in its day, and must make up their account at night. Job had as much reason, he thought, to wish for death, as a poor servant that is tired with his work, has to wish for the shadows of the evening, when he shall go to rest. The sleep of the labouring man is sweet; nor can any rich man take so much satisfaction in his wealth, as the hireling in his day's wages. The comparison is plain; hear his complaint: His days were useless, and had long been so; but when we are not able to work for God, if we sit still quietly for him, we shall be accepted. His nights were restless. Whatever is grievous, it is good to see it appointed for us, and as designed for some holy end. When we have comfortable nights, we must see them also appointed to us, and be thankful for them. His body was noisome. See what vile bodies we have. His life was hastening apace. While we are living, every day, like the shuttle, leaves a thread behind: many weave the spider's web, which will fail, ch. 8:14. But if, while we live, we live unto the Lord, in works of faith and labours of love, we shall have the benefit, for every man shall reap as he sowed, and wear as he wove.
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