New International Version
I despise my life; I would not live forever. Let me alone; my days have no meaning.
King James Bible
I loathe it; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days are vanity.
Darby Bible Translation
I loathe it; I shall not live always: let me alone, for my days are a breath.
World English Bible
I loathe my life. I don't want to live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.
Young's Literal Translation
I have wasted away -- not to the age do I live. Cease from me, for my days are vanity.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I loathe it; I would not live alway - Life, in such circumstances, is hateful to me; and though I wish for long life, yet if length of days were offered to me with the sufferings which I now undergo, I would despise the offer and spurn the boon. Mr. Good is not satisfied with our common version, and has adopted the following, which in his notes he endeavors to illustrate and defend:
Job 7:15 So that my soul coveteth suffocation,And death in comparison with my suffering.
Job 7:16 No longer would I live! O, release me!How are my days vanity!
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I loathe it.
let me alone.
LibraryDecember 4 Evening
I would not live alway.--JOB 7:16. And I said, O that I had wings like a dove, for then would I fly away, and be at rest. I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest. In this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.--Having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better. …
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that God would be willing to crush me, to let loose his hand and cut off my life!
Remember, O God, that my life is but a breath; my eyes will never see happiness again.
so that I prefer strangling and death, rather than this body of mine.
"Although I am blameless, I have no concern for myself; I despise my own life.
"I loathe my very life; therefore I will give free rein to my complaint and speak out in the bitterness of my soul.
Are not my few days almost over? Turn away from me so I can have a moment's joy
Surely the lowborn are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie. If weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath.
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