The King James Version Bible

Job 7:11-21

  1. Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

  2. Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou settest a watch over me?

  3. When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint;

  4. Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions:

  5. So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my life.

  6. I loathe it; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days are vanity.

  7. What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?

  8. And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment?

  9. How long wilt thou not depart from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?

  10. I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself?

  11. And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.