I loathe it; I would not live always: let me alone; for my days are vanity.
Treasury of Scripture
I loathe it.
Job 3:20-22 Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to the bitter in soul...
Job 6:9 Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!
Job 10:1 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint on myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Genesis 27:46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth...
1 Kings 19:4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree...
Jonah 4:3,8 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech you, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live...
let me alone.
Job 10:20 Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,
Job 14:6 Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.
Psalm 39:10,13 Remove your stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of your hand...
Psalm 62:9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance...
Psalm 78:33 Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.
Psalm 144:4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passes away.
Ecclesiastes 6:11,12 Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better...
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
I loathe my life ; I would not live alway: Let me alone; for my days are vanity.
I have done with hope, I shall now live no longer: spare me, for my days are nothing.
Darby Bible Translation
I loathe it; I shall not live always: let me alone, for my days are a breath.
King James Bible
I loathe it; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days are vanity.
Young's Literal Translation
I have wasted away -- not to the age do I live. Cease from me, for my days are vanity.