but he went on a day’s journey into the wilderness. He sat down under a broom tree(A) and prayed that he might die. He said, “I have had enough! Lord, take my life,(B) for I’m no better than my fathers.”

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15 so that I prefer strangling[a]
death rather than life in this body.[b](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Job 7:15 Or suffocation
  2. Job 7:15 Lit than my bones

And now, Lord, please take my life from me,(A) for it is better for me to die than to live.”(B)

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