New International Version
Like a slave longing for the evening shadows, or a hired laborer waiting to be paid,
King James Bible
As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work:
Darby Bible Translation
As a bondman earnestly desireth the shadow, and a hireling expecteth his wages,
World English Bible
As a servant who earnestly desires the shadow, as a hireling who looks for his wages,
Young's Literal Translation
As a servant desireth the shadow, And as a hireling expecteth his wage,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Earnestly desireth the shadow - As a man who labors hard in the heat of the day earnestly desires to get under a shade, or wishes for the long evening shadows, that he may rest from his labor, get his day's wages, retire to his food, and then go to rest. Night is probably what is meant by the shadow; as in Virgil, Aen. iv., ver. 7:
Humentemque Aurora polo dimoverat Umbram.
"The morning had removed the humid shadow, i.e., night, from the world."
Where Servius justly observes:
Nihil interest, utrum Umbram an Noctem dicat: Nox enim Umbra terrae est,
"It makes no difference whether he says shadow or night; for night is the shadow of the earth."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
ernestly desireth. Heb. gapeth after.
as an hireling.
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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But Hamor said to them, "My son Shechem has his heart set on your daughter. Please give her to him as his wife.
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so I have been allotted months of futility, and nights of misery have been assigned to me.
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