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Job 7 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Job: My Suffering Is Comfortless
Job Pleads with God
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:1 - Is there not a time of hard service for man on earth?
Are not his days also like the days of a hired man?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:2 - Like a servant who earnestly desires the shade,
And like a hired man who eagerly looks for his wages,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:3 - So I have been allotted months of futility,
And wearisome nights have been appointed to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:4 - When I lie down, I say, ‘When shall I arise,
And the night be ended?’
For I have had my fill of tossing till dawn.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:5 - My flesh is caked with worms and dust,
My skin is cracked and breaks out afresh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:6 - “My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle,
And are spent without hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:7 - Oh, remember that my life is a breath!
My eye will never again see good.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:8 - The eye of him who sees me will see me no more;
While your eyes are upon me, I shall no longer be.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:9 - As the cloud disappears and vanishes away,
So he who goes down to the grave does not come up.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:10 - He shall never return to his house,
Nor shall 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 a sea, or a sea serpent,
That You set a guard over me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:13 - When 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 my soul chooses strangling
And death rather than my body.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:16 - I loathe my life;
I would not live forever.
Let me alone,
For my days are but a breath.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:17 - “What is man, that You should exalt him,
That You should set Your heart on him,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:18 - That You should visit him every morning,
And test him every moment?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:19 - How long?
Will You not look away from me,
And let me alone till I swallow my saliva?
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?[fn]
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 diligently,
But I will no longer be.
NKJV Footnotes
Literally my bones
Following Masoretic Text, Targum, and Vulgate; Septuagint and Jewish tradition read to You.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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For more information on this translation, see the NKJV Preface.

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