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Job 10:20

    Job 10:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Are not my days few? cease then, And let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Are not the days of my life small in number? Let your eyes be turned away from me, so that I may have a little pleasure,

    Webster's Revision

    Are not my days few? cease then, And let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

    World English Bible

    Aren't my days few? Cease then. Leave me alone, that I may find a little comfort,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

    Definitions for Job 10:20

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 10:20

    Are not my days few? - My life cannot be long; let me have a little respite before I die.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 10:20

    Are not my days few? - My life is short, and hastens to a close. Let not then my afflictions be continued to the last moment of life, but let thine hand be removed, that I may enjoy some rest before I go hence, to return no more. This is an address to God, and the meaning is, that as life was necessarily so short, he asked to be permitted to enjoy some comfort before he should go to the land of darkness and of death; compare the note at Job 7:21. A somewhat similar expression occurs in Psalm 39:13 :

    O spare me, that I may recover strength,

    Before I go hence, and be no more.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 10:20

    10:20 Cease - My life is short, and of itself hastens to an end, there is no need that thou shouldest grudge me some ease for so small a moment.
    Book: Job