Is there not an appointed time to man on earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?
Treasury of Scripture
Job 14:5,13,14 Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with you, you have appointed his bounds that he cannot pass...
Psalm 39:4 LORD, make me to know my end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am.
Isaiah 38:5 Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus said the LORD, the God of David your father, I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears: behold...
John 11:9,10 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbles not...
an appointed time. or, a warfare.
Ecclesiastes 8:8 There is no man that has power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither has he power in the day of death...
like the days.
Job 14:6 Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.
Leviticus 25:50 And he shall reckon with him that bought him from the year that he was sold to him to the year of jubilee...
Deuteronomy 15:18 It shall not seem hard to you, when you send him away free from you; for he has been worth a double hired servant to you...
Isaiah 21:16 For thus has the LORD said to me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:
Matthew 20:1-15 For the kingdom of heaven is like to a man that is an householder...
ContextJob Continues: Life Seems Futile
1Is there not an appointed time to man on earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling? 2As a servant earnestly desires the shadow, and as an hireling looks for the reward of his work: 3So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me. 4When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise, and the night be gone? and I am full of tossings to and fro to the dawning of the day. 5My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome. 6My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope. 7O remember that my life is wind: my eye shall no more see good. 8The eye of him that has seen me shall see me no more: your eyes are on me, and I am not. 9As the cloud is consumed and vanishes away: so he that goes down to the grave shall come up no more. 10He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more. 11Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul. 12Am I a sea, or a whale, that you set a watch over me? 13When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaints; 14Then you scare me with dreams, and terrify me through visions: 15So that my soul chooses strangling, and death rather than my life. 16I loathe it; I would not live always: let me alone; for my days are vanity. 17What is man, that you should magnify him? and that you should set your heart on him? 18And that you should visit him every morning, and try him every moment? 19How long will you not depart from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle? 20I have sinned; what shall I do to you, O you preserver of men? why have you set me as a mark against you, so that I am a burden to myself? 21And why do you not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and you shall seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Is there not a warfare to man upon earth? And are not his days like the days of a hireling?
The life of man upon earth is a warfare, and his days are like the days of a hireling.
Darby Bible Translation
Hath not man a life of labour upon earth? and are not his days like the days of a hireling?
King James Bible
Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?
Young's Literal Translation
Is there not a warfare to man on earth? And as the days of an hireling his days?