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Job 7 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:1 - "Does not humanity have hard service on earth? Are not their days also like the days of a hired man?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:2 - Like a servant longing for the evening shadow, and like a hired man looking for his wages,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:3 - thus I have been made to inherit months of futility, and nights of sorrow have been appointed to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:4 - If I lie down, I say, 'When will I arise?', and the night stretches on and I toss and turn restlessly until the day dawns.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:5 - My body is clothed with worms and dirty scabs; my skin is broken and festering.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:6 - My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle and they come to an end without hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:7 - Remember that my life is but a breath, that my eyes will never again see happiness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:8 - The eye of him who sees me now will see me no more; your eyes will look for me, but I will be gone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:9 - As a cloud is dispersed and then disappears, so the one who goes down to the grave does not come up again.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:10 - He returns no more to his house, nor does his place of residence know him any more.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:11 - "Therefore, I will not refrain 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 creature of the deep, that you must put me under guard?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:13 - If I say, "My bed will comfort me, my couch will ease my complaint,"
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:14 - then you scare me with dreams and terrify me with visions,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:15 - so that I would prefer strangling, and death more than life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:16 - I loathe it; I do not want to live forever; leave me alone, for my days are a vapor!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:17 - "What is mankind that you make so much of them, and that you pay attention to them?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:18 - And that you visit them every morning, and try them every moment?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:19 - Will you never look away from me, will you not let me alone long enough to swallow my spittle?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:20 - If I have sinned - what have I done to you, O watcher of men? Why have you set me as your target? Have I become a burden to you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:21 - And why 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 diligently, but I will be gone."

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Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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