Job 7:6

“My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

My dayes are swifter then a weauers shuttle, and are spent without hope.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, And come to an end without hope.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, And are spent without hope.
- American Standard Version (1901)

My days go quicker than the cloth-worker's thread, and come to an end without hope.
- Basic English Bible

My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.
- Darby Bible

My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.
- Webster's Bible

My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.
- World English Bible

My days swifter than a weaving machine, And they are consumed without hope.
- Youngs Literal Bible

My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 7:6


7:6 Swifter - The time of my life hastens to a period. Shuttle - Which passes in a moment from one end of the web to the other. Hope - Of enjoying any good day here.


Discussion for Job 7

  • Anne
    No matter what we are going through we must continue to have hope and faith in God. Only He can deliver us.
    Ps. 23:4 "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me".
  • Anonymous
    Life is full of uncertainty, emptiness and pain. Our prayer is that God would give us the faith and fortitude to go thru.
  • Oyindamola
    This is really the groanings of a man in agony, oh! the depth of despair and pain.
  • Dal
    This is a response to Sue 's comment.Our natural reaction to seeing or hearing someone 's trouble should be mercy and compassion.I was moved by your situation but remember God cares and I pray that he will meet your needs.God bless You.
  • ED
    our FATHER alows thing to happen to us to teach us.when he is finished.its all good.most people talk to him but do we listen to him.the first comandment is listen to your creater he know better. the shame is most people dont know how to listen to him.they get up and keep doing the same thing all over again.ask him to teach you how to listen to him.and it will be he who will show you how. IF he taught me hardheaded as i was i know he can teach you
  • ED
    one time many yrs ago my FATHER told me if i dont stop fighing with your wife i am going to seperate the 2 of you. i heard him but i did not do what he said .results my wife lied and i was put in prison for 23 days boy did i suffer then .when i got out i when home to get my belongings she had cleaned the house of all i had but she keep my bible that she gave me .no place to live the money i had she stold the day i was put prison .she didnt even share it with me. she keep it all.that same day my FATHER gave me a house all of my own. only the floor to sleep on.for 2 wks he told me to read JOB after 2 wks i did .i did not understand nothing.but after a still solf voice spoke to me and said stop feeling sorry for your and get up clean your self up the best you can.tomorrow get out of the house then i will show you what to do. i went back home that day with 500 in my pocket.all i did was obey him he did the rest. my wife said please come back and i did .but we dont fight we love each outher. is this not what our FATHER wants us to do ?

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