The Bible in Its Traditions

Job 7:11–16

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11  Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

11  Then neither will I refrain my mouth: I will speak being in distress; being in anguish I will disclose the bitterness of my soul.

11  And because of this, I will not restrain my mouth. I will speak in the affliction of my spirit. I will converse from the bitterness of my soul.

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12  Am I a sea, or a sea-monster, that Thou settest a watch over me?

12  Am I an ocean or a whale, that you have encircled me in a prison?

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13  When I say: 'My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint';

13  I said that my bed should comfort me, and I would privately counsel with myself on my couch.

13  If I say, “My bed will comfort me, and I will find rest, speaking with myself on my blanket,”

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14  Then Thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions;

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15  So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than these my bones.

15  Thou wilt separate life from my spirit; and yet keep my bones from death.

15  Thou hast drawn my life out of destruction, and my bones out of death.

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16  I loathe it; I shall not live alway; let me alone; for my days are vanity.

16  For I shall not live for ever, that I should patiently endure: depart from me, for my life is vain.