1611 King James Bible

Job 7

Job excuseth his desire of death.

Job 7:1 [Is there] not an appointed time to man vpon earth? [are] not his dayes also like the dayes of an hireling? Job 7:2 As a seruant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for [the reward] of his worke: Job 7:3 So am I made to possesse moneths of vanitie, and wearisome nights are appointed to me. Job 7:4 When I lie downe, I say, When shall I arise, and the night be gone? and I am full of tossings to and fro, vnto the dawning of the day. Job 7:5 My flesh is cloathed with wormes and clods of dust, my skinne is broken, and become loathsome. Job 7:6 My dayes are swifter then a weauers shuttle, and are spent without hope. Job 7:7 O remember that my life is winde: mine eye shall no more see good. Job 7:8 The eye of him that hath seene me, shall see mee no [more]: thine eyes [are] vpon me, and I [am] not. Job 7:9 [As] the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth downe to the graue, shall come vp no [more]. Job 7:10 Hee shall returne no more to his house: neither shall his place know him any more. Job 7:11 Therefore I will not refraine my mouth, I wil speake in the anguish of my spirit, I will complaine in the bitternesse of my soule.

He complaineth of his own restlessness,

Job 7:12 Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou settest a watch ouer me? Job 7:13 When I say, My bed shal comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint: Job 7:14 Then thou skarest mee with dreames, and terrifiest me through visions. Job 7:15 So that my soule chooseth strangling: [and] death rather then my life. Job 7:16 I loath [it], I would not liue alway: let me alone, for my dayes [are] vanitie.

and God's watchfulness.

Job 7:17 What [is] man, that thou shouldest magnifie him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart vpon him? Job 7:18 And [that] thou shouldest visite him euery morning, [and] trie him euery moment? Job 7:19 How long wilt thou not depart from me? nor let me alone till I swallow downe my spittle? Job 7:20 I haue sinned, what shall I doe vnto thee, O thou preseruer of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to my selfe? Job 7:21 And why doest thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquitie? for now shall I sleepe in the dust, and thou shalt seeke me in the morning, but I shall not be.

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