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“Do not mortals have hard service(A) on earth?(B)
    Are not their days like those of hired laborers?(C)

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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?

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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?

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Footnotes

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

Job’s Life Seems Futile

“Is not man forced to labor on earth?
And are not his days like the days of a hired man?

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There’s Nothing to My Life

1-6 “Human life is a struggle, isn’t it?
    It’s a life sentence to hard labor.
    Like field hands longing for quitting time
    and working stiffs with nothing to hope for but payday,
I’m given a life that meanders and goes nowhere—
    months of aimlessness, nights of misery!
I go to bed and think, ‘How long till I can get up?’
    I toss and turn as the night drags on—and I’m fed up!
I’m covered with maggots and scabs.
    My skin gets scaly and hard, then oozes with pus.
My days come and go swifter than the click of knitting needles,
    and then the yarn runs out—an unfinished life!

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