Job 7 (asv)
Job 7 (asv)
And are not his days like the days of a hireling?
7:2As a servant that earnestly desireth the shadow,
And as a hireling that looketh for his wages:
7:3So am I made to possess months of misery,
And wearisome nights are appointed to me.
7:4When I lie down, I say,
When shall I arise, and the night be gone?
My skin closeth up, and breaketh out afresh.
7:6My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle,
And are spent without hope.
7:8The eye of him that seeth me shall behold me no more;
Thine eyes shall be upon me, but I shall not be.
7:9As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away,
So he that goeth down to Sheol shall come up no more.
7:10He shall return no more to his house,
Neither shall his place know him any more. \\ \\
7:11Therefore I will not refrain my mouth;
I will speak in the anguish of my spirit;
I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
7:12Am I a sea, or a sea-monster,
That thou settest a watch over me?
7:13When I say, My bed shall comfort me,
My couch shall ease my complaint;
7:14Then thou scarest me with dreams,
And terrifiest me through visions:
7:15So that my soul chooseth strangling,
And death rather than these my bones.
7:16I loathe my life; I would not live alway:
Let me alone; for my days are vanity.
And that thou shouldest set thy mind upon him,
7:18And that thou shouldest visit him every morning,
And try him every moment?
7:19How long wilt thou not look away from me,
Nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?
7:20If 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?
7:21And 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.