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