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Human life is like forced army service, like a life of hard manual labor,
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The life of man upon earth is a warfare, and his days are like the days of a hireling.
Job 14:5,13,14 The days of man are short, and the number of his months is with thee: thou hast appointed his bounds which cannot be passed. . . .
Psalm 39:4 I spoke with my tongue: O Lord, make me know my end. And what is the number of my days: that I may know what is wanting to me.
Isaiah 38:5 Go and say to Ezechias: Thus saith the Lord the God of David thy father: I have heard thy prayer, and I have seen thy tears: behold I will add to thy days fifteen years:
John 11:9,10 Jesus answered: Are there not twelve hours of the day? If a man walk in the day he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world: . . .
an appointed time.
Ecclesiastes 8:8 It is not in man's power to stop the spirit, neither hath he power in the day of death, neither is he suffered to rest when war is at hand, neither shall wickedness save the wicked.
like the days.
Job 14:6 Depart a little from him, that he may rest until his wished for day come, as that of the hireling.
Leviticus 25:50 Counting only the years from the time of his selling unto the year of the jubilee: and counting the money that he was sold for, according to the number of the years and the reckoning of a hired servant.
Deuteronomy 15:18 Turn not away thy eyes from them when thou makest them free: because he hath served thee six years according to the wages of a hireling: that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the works that thou dost.
Isaiah 21:16 For thus saith the Lord to me: Within a year, according to the years of a hireling, all the glory of Cedar shall be taken away.
Matthew 20:1-15 The kingdom of heaven is like to an householder, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. . . .
ContextJob Continues: Life Seems Futile
1The life of man upon earth is a warfare, and his days are like the days of a hireling.2As a servant longeth for the shade, as the hireling looketh for the end of his work;…
Man is born to labour, and the bird to fly.
As a servant longeth for the shade, as the hireling looketh for the end of his work;
Thou renewest thy witnesses against me, and multipliest thy wrath upon me, and pains war against me.
Man born of a woman, living for a short time, is filled with many miseries.
Depart a little from him, that he may rest until his wished for day come, as that of the hireling.
Shall man that is dead, thinkest thou, live again? all the days in which I am now in warfare, I expect until my change come.
And now the Lord hath spoken, saying: In three years, as the years of a hireling, the glory of Moab shall be taken away for all the multitude of the people, and it shall be left small and feeble, not many.
Additional TranslationsIs not man consigned to labor on earth? Are not his days like those of a hired hand?Is there not an appointed time to man on earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?
Is there not a warfare to man upon earth? And are not his days like the days of a hireling?
Is not the life of man upon earth a state of trial? and his existence as that of a hireling by the day?
Hath not man a life of labour upon earth? and are not his days like the days of a hireling?
Is there not a warfare to man upon earth? and are not his days like the days of an hireling?
Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of a hireling?
"Isn't a man forced to labor on earth? Aren't his days like the days of a hired hand?
Is there not a warfare to man on earth? And as the days of an hireling his days?
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