Job's Life Seems Futile

1 "Is not man 1forced to labor on earth, And are not his days like the days of 2a hired man?
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    • a 7:1 - Lit "Has not man compulsory labor"
      2 "As a slave who pants for the shade, And as a hired man who eagerly waits for his wages,
      3 So am I allotted months of vanity, And 3nights of trouble are appointed me.
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      4 "When I 4lie down I say, 'When shall I arise?' But the night continues, And I am continually tossing until dawn.
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      5 "My 5flesh is clothed with worms and a crust of dirt, My skin hardens and runs.
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      6 "My days are 6swifter than a weaver's shuttle, And come to an end 7without hope.
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      7 "Remember that my life 8is but breath; My eye will 9not again see good.
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      8 "The 10eye of him who sees me will behold me no longer; Your eyes will be on me, but 11I will not be.
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      9 "When a 12cloud vanishes, it is gone, So 13he who goes down to 14Sheol does not come up.
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      10 "He will not return again to his house, Nor will 15his place know him anymore.
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      11 "Therefore 16I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
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      12 "Am I the sea, or 17the sea monster, That You set a guard over me?
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      13 "If I say, '18My bed will comfort me, My couch will ease my complaint,'
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      14 Then You frighten me with dreams And terrify me by visions;
      15 So that my soul would choose suffocation, Death rather than my pains.
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        • d 7:15 - Lit "bones"
          16 "I 19waste away; I will not live forever. Leave me alone, 20for my days are but a breath.
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          17 "21What is man that You magnify him, And that You are concerned * about him,
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          18 That 22You examine him every morning And try him every moment?
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          19 "23Will You never turn Your gaze away from me, Nor let me alone until I swallow my spittle?
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            • g 7:19 - Lit "How long will You not"
              20 "24Have I sinned? What have I done to You, O 25watcher of men? Why have You set me as Your target, So that I am a burden to myself?
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              21 "Why then 26do You not pardon my transgression And take away my iniquity? For now I will 27lie down in the dust; And You will seek me, 28but I will not be."
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