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Job 7 :: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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Isn’t mankind consigned to forced labor  on earth?

Are not his days like those of a hired hand?

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Like a slave he longs for shade;

like a hired man he waits for his pay.

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So I have been made to inherit months of futility,

and troubled nights have been assigned to me. 

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When I lie down I think:

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My flesh is clothed with maggots and encrusted with dirt. [fn]

My skin forms scabs [fn] and then oozes. 

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My days pass more swiftly than a weaver’s shuttle;

they come to an end without hope. 

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Remember that my life is but a breath.

My eye will never again see anything good. 

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The eye of anyone who looks on me

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As a cloud fades away and vanishes,

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He will never return to his house;

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Therefore I will not restrain my mouth.

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I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

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Am I the sea [fn]   or a sea monster, 

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When I say: My bed will comfort me,

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then You frighten me with dreams,

and terrify me with visions, 

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so that I prefer strangling [fn] —

death rather than life in this body. [fn]  

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I give up! I will not live forever.

Leave me alone,  for my days are a breath. [fn]

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You inspect him every morning,

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Will You ever look away from me,

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If I have sinned, what have I done to You,

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Why not forgive my sin

and pardon my transgression? 

For soon I will lie down in the grave. 

You will eagerly seek me, but I will be gone. 

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Or and dirty scabs
Lit skin hardens
Lit know
Or the sea god
Or suffocation
Lit than my bones
Or are futile
Lit swallow my saliva?
Ancient Jewish tradition, LXX; MT, Vg read myself

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Holy Bible, Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used with permission by Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. All rights reserved.

Full copyright information is provided here. Visit the Holman Christian Standard Bible website.

 
 
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