Job 7:6
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English Standard Version
My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle and come to their end without hope.

King James Bible
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
My days have passed more swiftly than the web is cut by the weaver, and are consumed without any hope.

English Revised Version
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

Webster's Bible Translation
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

28 And now be pleased to observe me keenly,

I will not indeed deceive you to your face.

29 Try it again, then: let there be no injustice;

Try it again, my righteousness still stands.

30 Is there wrong on my tongue?

Or shall not my palate discern iniquity?

He begs them to observe him more closely; בּ פּנה, as Ecclesiastes 2:11, to observe scrutinizingly. אם is the sign of negative asseveration (Ges. 155, 2, f). He will not indeed shamelessly give them the lie, viz., in respect to the greatness and inexplicableness of his suffering. The challenging שׁוּבוּ we do not translate: retrace your steps, but: begin afresh, to which both the following clauses are better suited. So Schlottm. and von Gerlach. Hahn retains the Chethib שׁובי, in the signification: my answer; but that is impossible: to answer is השׁיב, not שׁוּב. The עוד drawn to שׁובו by Rebia mugrasch is more suitably joined with צדקי־בה, in which בּהּ refers neutrally to the matter of which it treats. They are to try from the beginning to find that comfort which will meet the case. Their accusations are עולה; his complaints, on the contrary, are fully justified. He does not grant that the outburst of his feeling of pain (Job 3) is עולה: he has not so completely lost his power against temptation, that he would not restrain himself, if he should fall into הוּות. Thus wickedness, which completely contaminates feeling and utterance, is called (Psalm 52:4).

Job 7:6 Parallel Commentaries

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swifter.

Job 9:25 Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good.

Job 16:22 When a few years are come, then I shall go the way from where I shall not return.

Job 17:11 My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.

Psalm 90:5,6 You carry them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which grows up...

Psalm 102:11 My days are like a shadow that declines; and I am withered like grass.

Psalm 103:15,16 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourishes...

Psalm 144:4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passes away.

Isaiah 38:12,13 My age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut off like a weaver my life...

Isaiah 40:6,7 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field...

James 1:11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it wither the grass, and the flower thereof falls...

James 4:14 Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appears for a little time...

1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass wither, and the flower thereof falls away:

without hope.

Job 6:11 What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is my end, that I should prolong my life?

Job 17:15 And where is now my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?

Proverbs 14:32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous has hope in his death.

Jeremiah 2:25 Withhold your foot from being unshod, and your throat from thirst: but you said, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers...

Ephesians 2:12 That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise...

1 Peter 1:13 Why gird up the loins of your mind, be sober...

Cross References
Job 9:25
"My days are swifter than a runner; they flee away; they see no good.

Job 13:15
Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways to his face.

Job 14:19
the waters wear away the stones; the torrents wash away the soil of the earth; so you destroy the hope of man.

Job 17:11
My days are past; my plans are broken off, the desires of my heart.

Job 17:15
where then is my hope? Who will see my hope?

Job 17:16
Will it go down to the bars of Sheol? Shall we descend together into the dust?"

Job 19:10
He breaks me down on every side, and I am gone, and my hope has he pulled up like a tree.

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