Job 7:16
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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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Clarke'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.

Job 3:20-22 Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to the bitter in soul...

Job 6:9 Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!

Job 10:1 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint on myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Genesis 27:46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth...

1 Kings 19:4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree...

Jonah 4:3,8 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech you, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live...

let me alone.

Job 10:20 Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

Job 14:6 Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.

Psalm 39:10,13 Remove your stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of your hand...

my days.

Psalm 62:9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance...

Psalm 78:33 Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.

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

Ecclesiastes 6:11,12 Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better...

Library
December 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.
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Of Resisting Temptation
So long as we live in the world, we cannot be without trouble and trial. Wherefore it is written in Job, The life of man upon the earth is a trial.(1) And therefore ought each of us to give heed concerning trials and temptations, and watch unto prayer, lest the devil find occasion to deceive; for he never sleepeth, but goeth about seeking whom he may devour. No man is so perfect in holiness that he hath never temptations, nor can we ever be wholly free from them. 2. Yet, notwithstanding, temptations
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

The Eternity and Unchangeableness of God.
Exod. iii. 14.--"I AM THAT I AM."--Psal. xc. 2.--"Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting thou art God."--Job xi. 7-9.--"Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know? The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea." This is the chief point of saving knowledge,
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

What Now Shall I Say Concerning the Very Carefulness and Watchfulness against Sin? "Who...
48. What now shall I say concerning the very carefulness and watchfulness against sin? "Who shall boast that he hath a chaste heart? or who shall boast that he is clean from sin?" [2200] Holy virginity is indeed inviolate from the mother's womb; but "no one," saith he, "is clean in Thy sight, not even the infant whose life is of one day upon the earth." [2201] There is kept also in faith inviolate a certain virginal chastity, whereby the Church is joined as a chaste virgin unto One Husband: but That
St. Augustine—Of Holy Virginity.

Cross References
Job 6:9
that God would be willing to crush me, to let loose his hand and cut off my life!

Job 7:7
Remember, O God, that my life is but a breath; my eyes will never see happiness again.

Job 7:15
so that I prefer strangling and death, rather than this body of mine.

Job 9:21
"Although I am blameless, I have no concern for myself; I despise my own life.

Job 10:1
"I loathe my very life; therefore I will give free rein to my complaint and speak out in the bitterness of my soul.

Job 10:20
Are not my few days almost over? Turn away from me so I can have a moment's joy

Psalm 62:9
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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