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Job 7 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:1 - "Has not man a hard service upon earth, and are not his days like the days of a hireling?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:2 - Like a slave who longs for the shadow, and like a hireling who looks for his wages,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:3 - so I am allotted months of emptiness, and nights of misery are apportioned to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:4 - When I lie down I say, 'When shall I arise?' But the night is long, and I am full of tossing till the dawn.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:5 - My flesh is clothed with worms and dirt; my skin hardens, then breaks out afresh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:6 - My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and come to their end without hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:7 - "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 behold me no more; while thy eyes are upon me, I shall be gone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:9 - As the cloud fades and vanishes, so he who goes down to Sheol does not come up;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:10 - he returns no more to his house, nor does his place know him any more.
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 a sea monster, that thou settest 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 thou dost scare me with dreams and terrify me with visions,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:15 - so that I would choose strangling and death rather than my bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:16 - I loathe my life; I would not live for ever. Let me alone, for my days are a breath.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:17 - What is man, that thou dost make so much of him, and that thou dost set thy mind upon him,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:18 - dost visit him every morning, and test him every moment?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:19 - How long wilt thou not look away from me, nor let me alone till I swallow my spittle?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:20 - If I sin, what do I do to thee, thou watcher of men? Why hast thou made me thy mark? Why have I become a burden to thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:21 - Why dost thou not pardon my transgression and take away my iniquity? For now I shall lie in the earth; thou wilt seek me, but I shall not be."

Downloaded from the Oxford Text Archive and used with permission. The following header is required to be posted:

Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


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

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