Parallel Bible results for Job 7

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Job 7

GW 1 "Isn't a mortal's stay on earth difficult like a hired hand's daily [work]? NIV 1 “Do not mortals have hard service on earth? Are not their days like those of hired laborers? GW 2 Like a slave, he longs for shade. Like a hired hand, he eagerly looks for his pay. NIV 2 Like a slave longing for the evening shadows, or a hired laborer waiting to be paid, GW 3 Likewise, I have been given months that are of no use, and I have inherited nights filled with misery. NIV 3 so I have been allotted months of futility, and nights of misery have been assigned to me. GW 4 When I lie down, I ask, 'When will I get up?' But the evening is long, and I'm exhausted from tossing about until dawn. NIV 4 When I lie down I think, ‘How long before I get up?’ The night drags on, and I toss and turn until dawn. GW 5 My body is covered with maggots and scabs. My skin is crusted over with sores; then they ooze. NIV 5 My body is clothed with worms and scabs, my skin is broken and festering. GW 6 My days go swifter than a weaver's shuttle. They are spent without hope. NIV 6 “My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and they come to an end without hope. GW 7 Remember, my life is only a breath, and never again will my eyes see anything good. NIV 7 Remember, O God, that my life is but a breath; my eyes will never see happiness again. GW 8 The eye that watches over me will no longer see me. Your eye will look for me, but I'll be gone. NIV 8 The eye that now sees me will see me no longer; you will look for me, but I will be no more. GW 9 As a cloud fades away and disappears, so a person goes into the grave and doesn't come back again. NIV 9 As a cloud vanishes and is gone, so one who goes down to the grave does not return. GW 10 He doesn't come back home again, and his household doesn't recognize him anymore. NIV 10 He will never come to his house again; his place will know him no more. GW 11 So I won't keep my mouth shut, but I will speak from the distress that is in my spirit and complain about the bitterness in my soul. NIV 11 “Therefore I will not keep silent; I will speak out in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul. GW 12 "Am I the sea or a sea monster that you have set a guard over me? NIV 12 Am I the sea, or the monster of the deep, that you put me under guard? GW 13 When I say, 'My couch may give me comfort. My bed may help me bear my pain,' NIV 13 When I think my bed will comfort me and my couch will ease my complaint, GW 14 then you frighten me with dreams and terrify me with visions. NIV 14 even then you frighten me with dreams and terrify me with visions, GW 15 My throat would rather be choked. My body would prefer death [to these dreams]. NIV 15 so that I prefer strangling and death, rather than this body of mine. GW 16 I hate my life; I do not want to live forever. Leave me alone because my days are so brief. NIV 16 I despise my life; I would not live forever. Let me alone; my days have no meaning. GW 17 "What is a mortal that you should make so much of him, that you should be concerned about him? NIV 17 “What is mankind that you make so much of them, that you give them so much attention, GW 18 [What is he] that you should inspect him every morning and examine him every moment? NIV 18 that you examine them every morning and test them every moment? GW 19 Why don't you stop looking at me long enough to let me swallow my spit? NIV 19 Will you never look away from me, or let me alone even for an instant? GW 20 If I sin, what can I [possibly] do to you since you insist on spying on people? Why do you make me your target? I've become a burden even to myself. NIV 20 If I have sinned, what have I done to you, you who see everything we do? Why have you made me your target? Have I become a burden to you? GW 21 Why don't you forgive my disobedience and take away my sin? Soon I'll lie down in the dust. Then you will search for me, but I'll be gone!" NIV 21 Why do you not pardon my offenses and forgive my sins? For I will soon lie down in the dust; you will search for me, but I will be no more.”