1 [Is there] not an appointed time to man upon earth? [are not] his days also like the days of anHas not a hired servant some rest and ease? Then in this my continual torment I am worse than a hireling.hireling?
2 As a seruant longeth for the shadowe, and as an hyreling looketh for the ende of his worke,
3 So am I made to possessMy sorrow has continued from month to month, and I have looked for hope in vain.months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.
4 If I layed me downe, I sayde, When shall I arise? and measuring the euening I am euen full with tossing to and fro vnto the dawning of the day.
5 My flesh isThis signifies that his disease was rare and most horrible.clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome.
6 My days are swifter thanThus he speaks in respect for the brevity of man's life, which passes without hope of returning: in consideration of which he desires God to have compassion on him.a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.
7 Remember that my life is but a wind, and that mine eye shall not returne to see pleasure.
8 The eye that hath seene me, shall see me no more: thine eyes are vpon me, and I shall be no longer.
9 If you behold me in your anger I will not be able to stand in your presence.[As] the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shallShall no more enjoy this mortal life.come up no [more].
10 He shall returne no more to his house, neither shall his place knowe him any more.
11 Therefore I will notSeeing I can by no other means comfort myself I will declare my grief in words, and thus he speaks as one overcome with grief of mind.refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
12 [Am] I a sea,Am I not a poor wretch? Why do you need to lay so much pain on me?or a whale, that thou settest a watch over me?
13 When I say, My couch shal relieue me, and my bed shall bring comfort in my meditation,
14 Then thou scarest meSo that I can have no rest, night or day.with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions:
15 So that my soulHe speaks as one overcome with sorrow, and not of judgment, or of the examination of his faith.chooseth strangling, [and] death rather than my life.
16 I loathe [it]; I would not live alway:Seeing my term of life is so short, let me have some rest and ease.let me alone; for my days [are] vanity.
17 What [is] man, that thouSeeing that man of himself is so vile, why do you give him that honour to contend against him? Job uses all kinds of persuasion with God, that he might stay his hand.shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?
18 And doest visite him euery morning, and tryest him euery moment?
19 Howe long will it be yer thou depart from me? thou wilt not let me alone whiles I may swallowe my spettle.
20 I haveAfter all temptations faith steps forth and leads Job to repentance: yet it was not in such perfection that he could bridle himself from reasoning with God, because he still tried his faith.sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself?
21 And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I [shall]That is, I will be dead.not [be].