"I despise my life; I would not live forever. Let me alone; my days have no meaning" (Job 7:16)

Book of Job

Job 7:16
"I despise my life; I would not live forever. Let me alone; my days have no meaning."

I despise my life-Because of all the affliction that Job has gone through, Job freely hates his life and says out front plain and simply, "I despise my life."

I would not live forever-With this hatred of his life because of all the harsh affliction, he says, "I would not live forever." Since he was so miserable and beaten up from all the affliction, he did not want his life to go on forever in his present conditions and states that he wouldn't go on living like this forever with all his miseries.

My days have no meaning-Because of all the horrors and miseries sent his way, Job became lost and confused about this life. He did not know why these afflictions had been given to him, though he knew they were from God. He even thought at times that God was against him and counted him as an enemy. With all the pain and suffering and not knowing why he had been dealt this hand, Job no longer thought his days or life had any meaning at all. He thought his life lacked purpose.



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