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."

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