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Job 7 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Job's Life Seems Futile

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:1 - [fn]Is not man forced to labor on earth,
And are not his days like the days of a hired man?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:2 - “As a slave who pants for the shade,
And as a hired man who eagerly waits for his wages,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:3 - So am I allotted months of vanity,
And nights of trouble are appointed me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:4 - “When I lie down I say,
‘When shall I arise?’
But the night continues,
And I am [fn]continually tossing until dawn.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:5 - “My flesh is clothed with worms and a crust of dirt,
My skin hardens and runs.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:6 - “My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle,
And come to an end without hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:7 - “Remember that my life is but breath;
My eye will not again see good.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:8 - “The eye of him who sees me will behold me no longer;
Your eyes will be on me, but I will not be.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:9 - “When a cloud vanishes, it is gone,
So he who goes down to Sheol does not come up.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:10 - “He will not return again to his house,
Nor will his place know him anymore.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:12 - “Am I the sea, or the sea monster,
That You set a guard over me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:13 - “If I say, ‘My bed will comfort me,
My couch will [fn]ease my complaint,’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:14 - Then You frighten me with dreams
And terrify me by visions;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:15 - So that my soul would choose suffocation,
Death rather than my [fn]pains.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:16 - “I [fn]waste away; I will not live forever.
Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:17 - “What is man that You magnify him,
And that You [fn]are concerned about him,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:18 - That You examine him every morning
And try him every moment?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:19 - [fn]Will You never turn Your gaze away from me,
Nor let me alone until I swallow my spittle?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 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?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 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, but I will not be.”
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: Has not man compulsory labor
Literally: sated with
Literally: bear
Literally: bones
Or, loathe
Literally: set Your heart on
Literally: How long will You not

New American Standard Bible 1995
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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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