Job 7
American Standard Version
Job Continues: Life Seems Futile

1Is there not a warfare to man upon earth? And are not his days like the days of a hireling?

2As a servant that earnestly desireth the shadow, And as a hireling that looketh for his wages:

3So am I made to possess months of misery, And wearisome nights are appointed to me.

4When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise, and the night be gone? And I am full of tossings to and fro unto the dawning of the day.

5My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; My skin closeth up, and breaketh out afresh.

6My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, And are spent without hope.

7Oh remember that my life is a breath: Mine eye shall no more see good.

8The eye of him that seeth me shall behold me no more; Thine eyes shall be upon me, but I shall not be.

9As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away, So he that goeth down to Sheol shall come up no more.

10He shall return no more to his house, Neither shall his place know him any more.

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.

12Am I a sea, or a sea-monster, That thou settest a watch over me?

13When I say, My bed shall comfort me, My couch shall ease my complaint;

14Then thou scarest me with dreams, And terrifiest me through visions:

15So that my soul chooseth strangling, And death rather than these my bones.

16I loathe my life ; I would not live alway: Let me alone; for my days are vanity.

17What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him, And that thou shouldest set thy mind upon him,

18And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, And try him every moment?

19How long wilt thou not look away from me, Nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?

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?

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.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. Job excuses his desire of death.
12. He complains of his own restlessness, and reasons with God.
Job 1: Job's Character and Wealth

Job 2: Job Loses his Health

Job 3: Job Laments his Birth

Job 4: Eliphaz: the Innocent Prosper

Job 5: Eliphaz Continues

Job 6: Job Replies: My Complaint is Just

Job 7: Job Continues: Life Seems Futile

Job 8: Bildad: Job Should Repent

Job 9: Job: No Arbiter Between God and Man

Job 10: Job's Plea to God

Job 11: Zophar Rebukes Job

Job 12: Job's Response to Zophar

Job 13: Job Reproves his Friends

Job 14: Job Acknowledges the Finality of Death

Job 15: Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God

Job 16: Job: Poor Comforters Are You

Job 17: Job Appeals From Men to God

Job 18: Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked

Job 19: Job: My Redeemer Lives

Job 20: Zophar: Triumph of the Wicked is Short

Job 21: Job: God Will Deal with the Wicked

Job 22: Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job

Job 23: Job Responds: He Longs for God

Job 24: Job: Why Are the Wicked Unpunished

Job 25: Bildad: Man Cannot Be Righteous

Job 26: Job: who Can Understand God's Majesty

Job 27: Job Affirms his Integrity

Job 28: The Earth's Treasures

Job 29: Job's Former Blessings

Job 30: Job's Honor is Turned Into Contempt

Job 31: Job's Final Appeal

Job 32: Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends

Job 33: Elihu Rebukes Job

Job 34: Elihu Confirms God's Justice

Job 35: Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice

Job 36: Elihu Shows God's Justice and Power

Job 37: Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty

Job 38: God Challenges Job

Job 39: God Speaks of His Creation

Job 40: Job Humbles Himself Before God

Job 41: God's Power Shown in Creatures

Job 42: Job Submits Himself to God

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