Job 7:16
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New Living Translation
I hate my life and don't want to go on living. Oh, leave me alone for my few remaining days.

King James Bible
I loathe it; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days are vanity.

Darby Bible Translation
I loathe it; I shall not live always: let me alone, for my days are a breath.

World English Bible
I loathe my life. I don't want to live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.

Young's Literal Translation
I have wasted away -- not to the age do I live. Cease from me, for my days are vanity.

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Whether 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
It is no hard thing to despise human comfort when divine is present. It is a great thing, yea very great, to be able to bear the loss both of human and divine comfort; and for the love of God willingly to bear exile of heart, and in nought to seek oneself, nor to look to one's own merit. What great matter is it, if thou be cheerful of heart and devout when favour cometh to thee? That is an hour wherein all rejoice. Pleasantly enough doth he ride whom the grace of God carrieth. And what marvel,
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

And what Members of the Holy Body, which is the Church...
40. And what members of the holy body, which is the Church, ought more to take care, that upon them the holy Spirit may rest, than such as profess virginal holiness? But how doth He rest, where He findeth not His own place? what else than an humbled heart, to fill, not to leap back from; to raise up, not to weigh down? whereas it hath been most plainly said, "On whom shall rest My Spirit? On him that is humble and quiet, and trembles at My words." [2157] Already thou livest righteously, already thou
St. Augustine—Of Holy Virginity.

The Consolation
Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received at the LORD 's hand double for all her sins. T he particulars of the great "mystery of godliness," as enumerated by the Apostle Paul, constitute the grand and inexhaustible theme of the Gospel ministry, "God manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Cross References
Job 6:9
I wish he would crush me. I wish he would reach out his hand and kill me.

Job 7:7
O God, remember that my life is but a breath, and I will never again feel happiness.

Job 7:15
I would rather be strangled--rather die than suffer like this.

Job 9:21
"I am innocent, but it makes no difference to me--I despise my life.

Job 10:1
"I am disgusted with my life. Let me complain freely. My bitter soul must complain.

Job 10:20
I have only a few days left, so leave me alone, that I may have a moment of comfort

Psalm 62:9
Common people are as worthless as a puff of wind, and the powerful are not what they appear to be. If you weigh them on the scales, together they are lighter than a breath of air.

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