Is there not an appointedH6635 timeH6635 to manH582 on earth?H776 are not his daysH3117 also like the daysH3117 of an hireling?H7916
As a servantH5650 earnestly desiresH7602 the shadow,H6738 and as an hirelingH7916 looksH6960 for the reward of his work:H6467
SoH3651 am I made to possessH5157 monthsH3391 of vanity,H7723 and wearisomeH5999 nightsH3915 are appointedH4487 to me.
WhenH4970 I lieH7901 down,H7901 I say,H559 WhenH4970 shall I arise,H6965 and the nightH6153 be gone?H4059 and I am fullH7646 of tossingsH5076 to and fro to the dawningH5399 of the day.H5399
My fleshH1320 is clothedH3847 with wormsH7415 and clodsH1487 of dust;H6083 my skinH5785 is broken,H7280 and becomeH3988 loathsome.H3988
My daysH3117 are swifterH7043 than a weaver's shuttle,H708 and are spentH3615 withoutH657 hope.H8615
O rememberH2142 that my lifeH2416 is wind:H7307 my eyeH5869 shall noH3808 moreH7725 seeH7200 good.H2896
The eyeH5869 of him that has seenH7210 me shall seeH7789 me noH3808 more: your eyesH5869 are on me, and I am not.
As the cloudH6051 is consumedH3615 and vanishesH3212 away: soH3651 he that goesH3381 downH3381 to the graveH7585 shall comeH5927 up noH3808 more.
He shall returnH7725 noH3808 moreH5750 to his house,H1004 neitherH3808 shall his placeH4725 knowH5234 him any more.H5750
ThereforeH1571 I will not refrainH2820 my mouth;H6310 I will speakH1696 in the anguishH6862 of my spirit;H7307 I will complainH7878 in the bitternessH4751 of my soul.H5315
Am I a sea,H3220 or a whale,H8577 that you setH7760 a watchH4929 overH5921 me?
WhenH3588 I say,H559 My bedH6210 shall comfortH5162 me, my couchH4904 shall easeH5375 my complaints;H7879
Then you scareH2865 me with dreams,H2472 and terrifyH1204 me through visions:H2384
So that my soulH5315 choosesH977 strangling,H4267 and deathH4194 rather than my life.H6106
I loatheH3988 it; I would not liveH2421 always:H5769 let me alone;H2308 for my daysH3117 are vanity.H1892
WhatH4100 is man,H582 that you should magnifyH1431 him? and that you should setH7896 your heartH3820 on him?
And that you should visitH6485 him every morning,H1242 and tryH974 him every moment?H7281
HowH5704 longH4100 will you not departH8159 from me, norH3808 let me aloneH7503 tillH5704 I swallowH1104 down my spittle?H7536
I have sinned;H2398 whatH4100 shall I doH6466 to you, O you preserverH5341 of men?H120 whyH4100 have you setH7760 me as a markH4645 against you, so that I am a burdenH4853 to myself?
And whyH4100 do you not pardonH5375 my transgression,H6588 and takeH5674 awayH5674 my iniquity?H5771 for nowH6258 shall I sleepH7901 in the dust;H6083 and you shall seekH7836 me in the morning,H7836 but I shall not be.