Young's Literal Translation

Job 7

Job excuseth his desire of death.

Job 7:1 Is there not a warfare to man on earth? And as the days of an hireling his days? Job 7:2 As a servant desireth the shadow, And as a hireling expecteth his wage, Job 7:3 So I have been caused to inherit months of vanity, And nights of misery they numbered to me. Job 7:4 If I lay down then I said, 'When do I rise!' And evening hath been measured, And I have been full of tossings till dawn. Job 7:5 Clothed hath been my flesh [with] worms, And a clod of dust, My skin hath been shrivelled and is loathsome, Job 7:6 My days swifter than a weaving machine, And they are consumed without hope. Job 7:7 Remember Thou that my life [is] a breath, Mine eye turneth not back to see good. Job 7:8 The eye of my beholder beholdeth me not. Thine eyes [are] upon me—and I am not. Job 7:9 Consumed hath been a cloud, and it goeth, So he who is going down to Sheol cometh not up. Job 7:10 He turneth not again to his house, Nor doth his place discern him again. Job 7:11 Also I—I withhold not my mouth—I speak in the distress of my spirit, I talk in the bitterness of my soul.

He complaineth of his own restlessness,

Job 7:12 A sea-[monster] am I, or a dragon, That thou settest over me a guard? Job 7:13 When I said, 'My bed doth comfort me,' He taketh away in my talking my couch. Job 7:14 And thou hast affrighted me with dreams, And from visions thou terrifiest me, Job 7:15 And my soul chooseth strangling, Death rather than my bones. Job 7:16 I have wasted away—not to the age do I live. Cease from me, for my days [are] vanity.

and God's watchfulness.

Job 7:17 What [is] man that Thou dost magnify him? And that Thou settest unto him Thy heart? Job 7:18 And inspectest him in the mornings, In the evenings dost try him? Job 7:19 How long dost Thou not look from me? Thou dost not desist till I swallow my spittle. Job 7:20 I have sinned, what do I to Thee, O watcher of man? Why hast Thou set me for a mark to Thee, And I am for a burden to myself—and what? Job 7:21 Thou dost not take away my transgression, And cause to pass away mine iniquity, Because now, for dust I lie down: And Thou hast sought me—and I am not!

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