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JOB · Chapter 7
7:1 Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days
also like the days of a worker?
7:2 As a servant earnestly desires the shadow, and as a worker looks for the reward of his work:
7:3 So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.
7:4 When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise, and the night be gone? and I am full of tossings back and forth unto the dawning of the day.
7:5 My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome.
7:6 My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.
7:7 O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good.
7:8 The eye of him that has seen me shall see me no more: your eyes are upon me, and I am not.
7:9 As the cloud is consumed and vanishes away: so he that goes down to the grave shall come up no more.
7:10 He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more.
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.
7:12 Am I a sea, or a whale, that you set a watch over me?
7:13 When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaints;
7:14 Then you scare me with dreams, and terrify me through visions:
7:15 So that my soul chooses strangling, and death rather than my life.
7:16 I loathe it; I would not live always: let me alone; for my days are vanity.
7:17 What is man, that you should magnify him? and that you should set your heart upon him?
7:18 And that you should visit him every morning, and try him every moment?
7:19 How long will you not depart from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?
7:20 I have sinned; what shall I do unto you, O you preserver of men? why have you set me as a mark against you, so that I am a burden to myself?
7:21 And why do you not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and you shall seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.
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