Chapter 7

JOB.7:1 “Is there not a time of hard service for man on earth? Are not his days also like the days of a hired man?
JOB.7:2 Like a servant who earnestly desires the shade, And like a hired man who eagerly looks for his wages,
JOB.7:3 So I have been allotted months of futility, And wearisome nights have been appointed to me.
JOB.7:4 When I lie down, I say, ‘When shall I arise, And the night be ended?’ For I have had my fill of tossing till dawn.
JOB.7:5 My flesh is caked with worms and dust, My skin is cracked and breaks out afresh.
JOB.7:6 “My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, And are spent without hope.
JOB.7:7 Oh, remember that my life is a breath! My eye will never again see good.
JOB.7:8 The eye of him who sees me will see me no more; While your eyes are upon me, I shall no longer be.
JOB.7:9 As the cloud disappears and vanishes away, So he who goes down to the grave does not come up.
JOB.7:10 He shall never return to his house, Nor shall his place know him anymore.
JOB.7:11 “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.
JOB.7:12AMO.I a sea, or a sea serpent, That You set a guard over me?
JOB.7:13 When I say, ‘My bed will comfort me, My couch will ease my complaint,’
JOB.7:14 Then You scare me with dreams And terrify me with visions,
JOB.7:15 So that my soul chooses strangling And death rather than my body.
JOB.7:16 I loathe my life; I would not live forever. Let me alone, For my days are but a breath.
JOB.7:17 “What is man, that You should exalt him, That You should set Your heart on him,
JOB.7:18 That You should visit him every morning, And test him every moment?
JOB.7:19 How long? Will You not look away from me, And let me alone till I swallow my saliva?
JOB.7:20 Have I sinned? What have I done to You, O watcher of men? Why have You set me as Your target, So that I am a burden to myself?
JOB.7:21 Why then do You not pardon my transgression, And take away my iniquity? For now I will lie down in the dust, And You will seek me diligently, But I will no longer be.”

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