Job 7 CSB

1 Isn't mankind consigned to forced labor on earth? Are not his days like those of a hired hand?
2 Like a slave he longs for shade; like a hired man he waits for his pay.a

References for Job 7:2

    • a 7:2 - Jb 14:6; Mt 20:12
      3 So I have been made to inherit months of futility, and troubled nights have been assigned to me.b

      References for Job 7:3

        • b 7:3 - Ps 6:6; 42:3; Lm 1:2
          4 When I lie down I think: When will I get up? But the evening drags on endlessly, and I toss and turn until dawn.c

          References for Job 7:4

            • c 7:4 - Jb 7:13-14; Dt 28:67
              5 My flesh is clothed with maggots and encrusted with dirt.d My skin forms scabse and then oozes.f

              References for Job 7:5

                • d 7:5 - Or and dirty scabs
                • e 7:5 - Lit skin hardens
                • f 7:5 - Ps 38:5; Isa 1:6; 14:11
                  6 My days pass more swiftly than a weaver's shuttle; they come to an end without hope.g

                  References for Job 7:6

                    • g 7:6 - Jb 9:25; 14:19; 19:10
                      7 Remember that my life is [but] a breath. My eye will never again see anything good.h

                      References for Job 7:7

                        • h 7:7 - Jb 9:25; 10:20; 21:25
                          8 The eye of anyone who looks on me will no longer see me. Your eyes will look for me, but I will be gone.i

                          References for Job 7:8

                            • i 7:8 - Jb 20:7,9; Ps 37:36; 103:15-16
                              9 As a cloud fades away and vanishes, so the one who goes down to Sheolj will never rise again.

                              References for Job 7:9

                                • j 7:9 - Jb 17:16; Nm 16:30,33; Ps 30:3
                                  10 He will never return to his house; his hometown will no longer rememberk him.l

                                  References for Job 7:10

                                    • k 7:10 - Lit know
                                    • l 7:10 - Jb 20:9; Ps 103:16; Nah 3:17
                                      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.
                                      12 Am I the seam or a sea monster, that You keep me under guard?n

                                      References for Job 7:12

                                        • m 7:12 - Or the sea god; Jb 26:12; Ps 74:13
                                        • n 7:12 - Jb 38:8-11; Ps 148:7; Isa 27:1
                                          13 When I say: My bed will comfort me, and my couch will ease my complaint,
                                          14 then You frighten me with dreams, and terrify me with visions,o

                                          References for Job 7:14

                                            • o 7:14 - Jb 4:13-15
                                              15 so that I prefer strangling,p death rather than life in this body.qr

                                              References for Job 7:15

                                                • p 7:15 - Or suffocation
                                                • q 7:15 - Lit than my bones
                                                • r 7:15 - 1 Kg 19:4; Jnh 4:3
                                                  16 I give up! I will not live forever. Leave me alone,s for my days are a breath.t

                                                  References for Job 7:16

                                                    • s 7:16 - Jb 7:19; 10:20; Ps 39:13
                                                    • t 7:16 - Or are futile
                                                      17 What is man, that You think so highly of him and pay so much attention to him?u

                                                      References for Job 7:17

                                                        • u 7:17 - Ps 8:4; 144:3; Heb 2:6
                                                          18 You inspect him every morning, and put him to the test every moment.v

                                                          References for Job 7:18

                                                            • v 7:18 - Ps 17:3; 73:14; 139:23
                                                              19 Will You ever look away from me, or leave me alone until I swallow my saliva?
                                                              20 [If] I have sinned, what have I done to You, Watcher of mankind? Why have You made me Your target, so that I have become a burden to You?w

                                                              References for Job 7:20

                                                                • w 7:20 - LXX, one ancient Jewish tradition; MT, Vg read myself
                                                                  21 Why not forgive my sin and pardon my transgression?x For soon I will lie down in the grave. You will eagerly seek me, but I will be gone.y

                                                                  References for Job 7:21

                                                                    • x 7:21 - Ps 32:1-2; 103:12-13; Jr 31:34
                                                                    • y 7:21 - Jb 7:8; 10:9; Gn 3:19