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Job 10:5

    Job 10:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Are thy days as the days of man? are thy years as man's days,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Are your days as the days of man? are your years as man's days,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Are thy days as the days of man, Or thy years as man's days,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Are your days as the days of man, or your years like his,

    Webster's Revision

    Are thy days as the days of man, Or thy years as man's days,

    World English Bible

    Are your days as the days of mortals, or your years as man's years,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Are thy days as the days of man, or thy years as man's days,

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 10:5

    Are thy days as the days of man - אנוש enosh, wretched, miserable man. Thy years as man's days; גבר gaber, the strong man. Thou art not short-lived, like man in his present imperfect state; nor can the years of the long-lived patriarchs be compared with thine. The difference of the phraseology in the original justifies this view of the subject. Man in his low estate cannot be likened unto thee; nor can he in his greatest excellence, though made in thy own image and likeness, be compared to thee.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 10:5

    Are thy days as the days of man - Does thy life pass on like that of man? Dost thou expect soon to die, that thou dost pursue me in this manner, searching out my sins, and afflicting me as if there were no time to lose? The idea is, that God seemed to press this matter as if he were soon to cease to exist, and as if there were no time to spare in accomplishing it. His strokes were unintermitted, as if it were necessary that the work should be done soon, and as if no respite could be given for a full and fair development of the real character of the sufferer. The whole passage Job 10:4-7 expresses the settled conviction of Job that God could not resemble man; Man was short lived, fickle, blind; he was incapable, from the brevity of his existence, and from his imperfections, of judging correctly of the character of others. But it could not be so with God. He was eternal. He knew the heart. He saw everything as it was. Why, then, Job asks with deep feeling, did he deal with him as if he were influenced by the methods of judgment which were inseparable from the condition of imperfect and dying man?
    Book: Job