Job, Chapter 7

7:1 Is there not a warfare to common man on earth? And are not his days like the days of a hired worker?
7:2 As a slave who earnestly desires the shadow, And as a hired worker who looks for his wages:
7:3 So am I made to possess months of misery, 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 to and fro to the dawning of the day.
7:5 My flesh is clothed with the maggot and clods of dust; My skin closes up, and breaks out afresh.
7:6 My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, And are spent without hope.
7:7 Oh remember that my life is a breath: My eye will no more see good.
7:8 The eye of him who sees me will look at me no more; Your eyes will be on me, but I will not be.
7:9 As the cloud is consumed and vanishes away, So he who goes down to Sheol will come up no more.
7:10 He will return no more to his house, Neither will his place know him anymore.
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 sea-monster, That you set a watch over me?
7:13 When I say, My bed will comfort me, My couch will ease my complaint;
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 bones.
7:16 I loathe [my life]; I would not live always: Leave me alone; for my days are vanity.
7:17 What is common man, that you should magnify him, And that you should set your mind on him,
7:18 And that you should visit him every morning, And try him every moment?
7:19 How long will you not look away from me, Nor leave me alone until I swallow down my spittle?
7:20 If I have sinned, what do I do to you, O you watcher of man? Why have you set me as a mark for you, So that I am a burden to you?
7:21 And why don't you pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? For now I will lie down in the dust; And you will seek me diligently, but I will not be.

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