New Living Translation
"Is not all human life a struggle? Our lives are like that of a hired hand,
King James Bible
Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?
Darby Bible Translation
Hath not man a life of labour upon earth? and are not his days like the days of a hireling?
World English Bible
"Isn't a man forced to labor on earth? Aren't his days like the days of a hired hand?
Young's Literal Translation
Is there not a warfare to man on earth? And as the days of an hireling his days?
Job 7:1 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:1 Is there not - Job is here excusing what he cannot justify, his passionate longing for death. A time - Is there not a time limited by God, wherein man shall live in this sinful, and miserable world? And is it a crime in me, to desire that God would bring me to that joyful period? Our time on earth is limited and short, according to the narrow bounds of this earth. But heaven cannot be measured, nor the days of heaven numbered. Hireling - Whose time is short, being but a few years, or days, whose condition is full of toil and hardship.
LibraryWhether the Souls who are in Heaven or Hell are Able to Go from Thence?
Objection 1: It would seem that the souls in heaven or hell are unable to go from thence. For Augustine says (De Cura pro Mort. xiii): "If the souls of the dead took any part in the affairs of the living, to say nothing of others, there is myself whom not for a single night would my loving mother fail to visit since she followed me by land and sea in order to abide with me": and from this he concludes that the souls of the departed do not mingle in the affairs of the living. But they would be able …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Of the Lack of all Comfort
And what Members of the Holy Body, which is the Church...
People are born for trouble as readily as sparks fly up from a fire.
like a worker who longs for the shade, like a servant waiting to be paid.
Again and again you witness against me. You pour out your growing anger on me and bring fresh armies against me.
"How frail is humanity! How short is life, how full of trouble!
So leave us alone and let us rest! We are like hired hands, so let us finish our work in peace.
Can the dead live again? If so, this would give me hope through all my years of struggle, and I would eagerly await the release of death.
But now the LORD says, "Within three years, counting each day, the glory of Moab will be ended. From its great population, only a few of its people will be left alive."
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