Job excuseth his desire of death.
Job 7:1 Is there not an appointed time to man vpon earth? and are not his dayes as the dayes of an hyreling? Job 7:2 As a seruant longeth for the shadowe, and as an hyreling looketh for the ende of his worke, Job 7:3 So haue I had as an inheritance the moneths of vanitie, and painefull nights haue bene appointed vnto me. Job 7:4 If I layed me downe, I sayde, When shall I arise? and measuring the euening I am euen full with tossing to and fro vnto the dawning of the day. Job 7:5 My flesh is clothed with wormes and filthinesse of the dust: my skinne is rent, and become horrible. Job 7:6 My dayes are swifter then a weauers shittle, and they are spent without hope. Job 7:7 Remember that my life is but a wind, and that mine eye shall not returne to see pleasure. Job 7:8 The eye that hath seene me, shall see me no more: thine eyes are vpon me, and I shall be no longer. Job 7:9 As the cloude vanisheth and goeth away, so he that goeth downe to the graue, shall come vp no more. Job 7:10 He shall returne no more to his house, neither shall his place knowe him any more. Job 7:11 Therefore I will not spare my mouth, but will speake in the trouble of my spirite, and muse in the bitternesse of my minde.
He complaineth of his own restlessness,
Job 7:12 Am I a sea or a whalefish, that thou keepest me in warde? Job 7:13 When I say, My couch shal relieue me, and my bed shall bring comfort in my meditation, Job 7:14 Then fearest thou me with dreames, and astonishest me with visions. Job 7:15 Therefore my soule chuseth rather to be strangled and to die, then to be in my bones. Job 7:16 I abhorre it, I shall not liue alway: spare me then, for my dayes are but vanitie.
and God's watchfulness.
Job 7:17 What is man, that thou doest magnifie him, and that thou settest thine heart vpon him? Job 7:18 And doest visite him euery morning, and tryest him euery moment? Job 7:19 Howe long will it be yer thou depart from me? thou wilt not let me alone whiles I may swallowe my spettle. Job 7:20 I haue sinned, what shal I do vnto thee? O thou preseruer of me, why hast thou set me as a marke against thee, so that I am a burden vnto my selfe? Job 7:21 And why doest thou not pardon my trespasse? and take away mine iniquitie? for nowe shall I sleepe in the dust, and if thou seekest me in the morning, I shall not be found.