New International Version
So look away from him and let him alone, till he has put in his time like a hired laborer.
King James Bible
Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.
Darby Bible Translation
Look away from him; and let him rest, till he accomplish, as a hireling, his day.
World English Bible
Look away from him, that he may rest, until he shall accomplish, as a hireling, his day.
Young's Literal Translation
Look away from off him that he may cease, Till he enjoy as an hireling his day.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Turn from him, that he may rest - Cease to try him by afflictions and distresses, that he may enjoy some of the comforts of life, before he be removed from it: and thus, like a hireling, who is permitted by his master to take a little repose in the heat of the day, from severe labor, I shall also have a breathing time from affliction, before I come to that bound over which I cannot pass. See Job 10:20 (note), where there is a similar request.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
rest. Heb. cease. as an hireling
LibraryFebruary 18 Evening
Adam . . . begat a son in his own likeness.--GEN. 5:3. Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean?--Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Dead in trespasses and sins; . . . by nature the children of wrath, even as others.--I am carnal, sold under sin. That which I do I allow not; for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing. By one man sin entered into the world, . . . by one man's …
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Job's Question, Jesus' Answer
Whether There is to be a Resurrection of the Body?
Whether the Time of Our Resurrection Should be Delayed Till the End of the World?
"Do not mortals have hard service on earth? Are not their days like those of hired laborers?
Will you never look away from me, or let me alone even for an instant?
"At least there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail.
Look away from me, that I may enjoy life again before I depart and am no more."
But now the LORD says: "Within three years, as a servant bound by contract would count them, Moab's splendor and all her many people will be despised, and her survivors will be very few and feeble."
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