Job’s Life Seems Futile

[a]Is not man (A)forced to labor on earth,
And are not his days like the days of (B)a hired man?
“As a slave who pants for the shade,
And as a hired man who eagerly waits for his wages,

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Footnotes

  1. Job 7:1 Lit Has not man compulsory labor

“Do not mortals have hard service(A) on earth?(B)
    Are not their days like those of hired laborers?(C)
Like a slave longing for the evening shadows,(D)
    or a hired laborer waiting to be paid,(E)

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Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?

As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work:

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