Job 7:9
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English Standard Version
As the cloud fades and vanishes, so he who goes down to Sheol does not come up;

King James Bible
As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
As a cloud is consumed, and passeth away: so he that shall go down to hell shall not come up.

English Revised Version
As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away, so he that goeth down to Sheol shall come up no more.

Webster's Bible Translation
As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

1 Has not a man warfare upon earth,

And his days are like the days of a hireling?

2 Like a servant who longs for the shade,

And like a hireling who waits for his wages,

3 So am I made to possess months of disappointment,

And nights of weariness are appointed to me.

The conclusion is intended to be: thus I wait for death as refreshing and rest after hard labour. He goes, however, beyond this next point of comparison, or rather he remains on this side of it. צבא is not service of a labourer in the field, but active military service, then fatigue, toil in general (Isaiah 40:20; Daniel 10:1). Job 7:2 Ewald and others translate incorrectly: as a slave longs, etc. כּ can never introduce a comparative clause, except an infinitive, as e.g., Isaiah 5:24, which can then under the regimen of this כּ be continued by a verb. fin.; but it never stands directly for כּאשׁר, as כּמו does in rare instances. In Isaiah 5:3, שׁוא retains its primary signification, nothingness, error, disappointment (Job 15:31): months that one after another disappoint the hope of the sick. By this it seems we ought to imagine the friends as not having come at the very commencement of his disease. Elephantiasis is a disease which often lasts for years, and slowly but inevitably destroys the body. On מנּוּ, adnumeraverunt equals adnumeratae sunt, vid., Ges. 137, 3*.

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Job 37:11 Also by watering he wearies the thick cloud: he scatters his bright cloud:

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Job 10:21 Before I go from where I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;

Job 14:10-14 But man dies, and wastes away: yes, man gives up the ghost, and where is he...

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

2 Samuel 12:23 But now he is dead, why should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.

2 Samuel 14:14 For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither does God respect any person...

Psalm 39:13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

Isaiah 38:11 I said, I shall not see the LORD, even the LORD, in the land of the living...

Cross References
2 Samuel 12:23
But now he is dead. Why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me."

Job 3:13
For then I would have lain down and been quiet; I would have slept; then I would have been at rest,

Job 11:8
It is higher than heaven--what can you do? Deeper than Sheol--what can you know?

Job 14:13
Oh that you would hide me in Sheol, that you would conceal me until your wrath be past, that you would appoint me a set time, and remember me!

Job 17:13
If I hope for Sheol as my house, if I make my bed in darkness,

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

Job 30:15
Terrors are turned upon me; my honor is pursued as by the wind, and my prosperity has passed away like a cloud.

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