Job 7 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Job 7


Job 7:1

Is there not a warfare to man upon earth? And are not his days like the days of a hireling?

Job 7:2

As a servant that earnestly desireth the shadow, And as a hireling that looketh for his wages:

Job 7:3

So am I made to possess months of misery, And wearisome nights are appointed to me.

Job 7:4

When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise, and the night be gone? And I am full of tossings to and fro unto the dawning of the day.

Job 7:5

My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; My skin closeth up, and breaketh out afresh.

Job 7:6

My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, And are spent without hope.

Job 7:7

Oh remember that my life is a breath: Mine eye shall no more see good.

Job 7:8

The eye of him that seeth me shall behold me no more; Thine eyes shall be upon me, but I shall not be.

Job 7:9

As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away, So he that goeth down to Sheol shall come up no more.

Job 7:10

He shall return no more to his house, Neither shall his place know him any more.

Job 7:11

Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

Job 7:12

Am I a sea, or a sea-monster, That thou settest a watch over me?

Job 7:13

When I say, My bed shall comfort me, My couch shall ease my complaint;

Job 7:14

Then thou scarest me with dreams, And terrifiest me through visions:

Job 7:15

So that my soul chooseth strangling, And death rather than [these] my bones.

Job 7:16

I loathe [my life]; I would not live alway: Let me alone; for my days are vanity.

Job 7:17

What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him, And that thou shouldest set thy mind upon him,

Job 7:18

And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, And try him every moment?

Job 7:19

How long wilt thou not look away from me, Nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?

Job 7:20

If I have sinned, what do I unto thee, O thou watcher of men? Why hast thou set me as a mark for thee, So that I am a burden to myself?

Job 7:21

And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? For now shall I lie down in the dust; And thou wilt seek me diligently, but I shall not be.

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