The Book of Job (WEB)
7:1 "Isn't a man forced to labor on earth?
Aren't his days like the days of a hired hand?
7:2As a servant who earnestly desires the shadow,
As a hireling who looks for his wages,
7:3So am I made to possess months of misery,
Wearisome nights are appointed to me.
7:4When I lie down, I say,
'When shall I arise, and the night be gone?'
I toss and turn until the dawning of the day.
7:5My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust.
My skin closes up, and breaks out afresh.
7:6My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle,
And are spent without hope.
7:7Oh remember that my life is a breath.
My eye shall no more see good.
7:8The eye of him who sees me shall see me no more.
Your eyes shall be on me, but I shall not be.
7:9As the cloud is consumed and vanishes away,
So he who goes 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.
7:11"Therefore I will not keep silent.
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 you put a guard over me?
7:13When I say, 'My bed shall comfort me,
My couch shall ease my complaint;'
7:14Then you scar me with dreams,
And terrify me through visions:
7:15So that my soul chooses strangling,
Death rather than my bones.
7:16I loathe my life. I don't want to live forever.
Leave me alone; for my days are but a breath.
7:17What is man, that you should magnify him,
That you should set your mind on him,
7:18That you should visit him every morning,
And test him every moment?
7:19How long will you not look away from me,
Nor leave me alone until I swallow down my spittle?
7:20If I have sinned, what do I do to you, you watcher of men?
Why have you set me as a mark for you,
So that I am a burden to myself?
7:21Why do you not pardon my disobedience, and take away my iniquity?
For now shall I lie down in the dust.
You will seek me diligently, but I shall not be."
World English Bible