Job 7
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1Is not man consigned to labor on earth? Are not his days like those of a hired hand?1“Has not man a hard service on earth, and are not his days like the days of a hired hand?
2Like a slave he longs for shade; like a hired man he waits for his wages.2Like a slave who longs for the shadow, and like a hired hand who looks for his wages,
3So I am allotted months of futility, and nights of misery are appointed me.3so I am allotted months of emptiness, and nights of misery are apportioned to me.
4When I lie down I think: ‘When will I get up?’ But the night drags on, and I toss and turn until dawn.4When I lie down I say, ‘When shall I arise?’ But the night is long, and I am full of tossing till the dawn.
5My flesh is clothed with worms and encrusted with dirt; my skin is cracked and festering.5My flesh is clothed with worms and dirt; my skin hardens, then breaks out afresh.
6My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle; they come to an end without hope.6My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle and come to their end without hope.
7Remember that my life is but a breath. My eyes will never again see happiness.7“Remember that my life is a breath; my eye will never again see good.
8The eye that beholds me will no longer see me. You will look for me, but I will be no more.8The eye of him who sees me will behold me no more; while your eyes are on me, I shall be gone.
9As a cloud vanishes and is gone, so he who goes down to Sheol will never rise again.9As the cloud fades and vanishes, so he who goes down to Sheol does not come up;
10He will never return to his house; his place will remember him no more.10he returns no more to his house, nor does his place know him anymore.
11Therefore I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.11“Therefore I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
12Am I the sea, or the monster of the deep, that You must keep me under guard?12Am I the sea, or a sea monster, that you set a guard over me?
13When I think my bed will comfort me, and my couch will ease my complaint,13When I say, ‘My bed will comfort me, my couch will ease my complaint,’
14then You frighten me with dreams, and terrify me with visions,14then you scare me with dreams and terrify me with visions,
15so that I would prefer strangling and death over my life in this body.15so that I would choose strangling and death rather than my bones.
16I loathe my life! I would not live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.16I loathe my life; I would not live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are a breath.
17What is man that You should exalt him, that You should set Your heart upon him,17What is man, that you make so much of him, and that you set your heart on him,
18that You attend to him every morning, and test him every moment?18visit him every morning and test him every moment?
19Will You never look away from me, or let me alone to swallow my spittle?19How long will you not look away from me, nor leave me alone till I swallow my spit?
20If I have sinned, what have I done to You, O Watcher of mankind? Why have You made me Your target, so that I am a burden to You?20If I sin, what do I do to you, you watcher of mankind? Why have you made me your mark? Why have I become a burden to you?
21Why do You not pardon my transgression and take away my iniquity? For soon I will lie down in the dust; You will seek me, but I will be no more.”21Why do you not pardon my transgression and take away my iniquity? For now I shall lie in the earth; you will seek me, but I shall not be.”
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