Job 7:3

“So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So am I made to possesse moneths of vanitie, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So am I allotted months of vanity, And nights of trouble are appointed me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So am I made to possess months of misery, And wearisome nights are appointed to me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So I have for my heritage months of pain to no purpose, and nights of weariness are given to me.
- Basic English Bible

So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.
- Darby Bible

So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.
- Webster's Bible

so am I made to possess months of misery, wearisome nights are appointed to me.
- World English Bible

So I have been caused to inherit months of vanity, And nights of misery they numbered to me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

So am I made to possess--months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 7:3


7:3 So - This so respects not so much the desire of an hired servant, as the ground of it, his hard toil and service. Possess - God, hath given me this as my lot and inheritance. Months - So he calls them rather than days, to note the tediousness of his affliction. Vanity - Empty and unsatisfying. Nights - He mentions nights, because that is the saddest time for sick and miserable persons; the darkness and solitude of the night being of themselves uncomfortable, and giving them more opportunity for solemn and sorrowful reflections.


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