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Job 7:14-16

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Job 7:14-16 King James Version (KJV)
14 Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions:

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

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


Job 7:14-16 Lexham English Bible (LEB)
14 then you terrify me with dreams,
and with visions you terrify me.
15 So my inner self will choose (strangling)
death more than my existence.
16 I loathe my life; I would not live forever;
depart from me, for my days are a breath.


Lexham English Bible(LEB) 2012 by Logos Bible Software. Lexham is a registered trademark of Logos Bible Software


These are my thoughts, please share yours.


14 Job dreams you think could have been much worse then his life but his dreams most likely was about a fallen relationship between him and the Lord because of what he is going thru. Job is most likely talking to the Lord; he is stating what the Lord has done to him that his friends are not seeing.


15 Job felt so much pain that he just wanted his life to be over and was asking this from the Lord because Job knew that it was up to the Lord to end his life and not up to Job, he was not going to end his own life.


16 Job was broken, his friends were no help and made things worse, Job was just done.
 
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Job 7:14-16 King James Version (KJV)
14 Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions:

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

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


Job 7:14-16 Lexham English Bible (LEB)
14 thenyou terrify me with dreams,
and with visions you terrifyme.
15 Somy inner self will choosef]" style="box-sizing: border-box">strangling—
death more than my existence.
16 I loathemy life; I would not live forever;
depart from me, for my daysarea breath.


Lexham English Bible(LEB) 2012 byLogos Bible Software. Lexham is a registered trademark ofLogos Bible Software


These are my thoughts, please share yours.


14 Job dreams you think could have been much worse then his life but his dreams most likely was about a fallen relationship between him and the Lord because of what he is going thru. Job is most likely talking to the Lord; he is stating what the Lord has done to him that his friends are not seeing.


15 Job felt so much pain that he just wanted his life to be over and was asking this from the Lord because Job knew that it was up to the Lord to end his life and not up to Job, he was not going to end his own life.


16 Job was broken, his friends were no help and made things worse, Job was just done.
Thanks for sharing, how does your interpretation of this passage relate to your walk with Christ?
Thanks.

What are the implications?
 
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Greetings,

Job is answering Eliphaz, beginning in Chapter 6.

Is Job talking to Eliphaz in verse 14 of Chapter 7?

Here is some of the dialogue leading up to verse 14:

5 My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome.
6 My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.
7 O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good.
8 The eye of him that hath seen me shall see me no more: thine eyes are upon me, and I am not.
9 As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.
10 He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more.
11 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.
12 Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou settest a watch over me?
13 When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint;
14 Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions:


Is Job here suggesting to Eliphaz that all that Eliphaz is counseling him with only serves to scare him and terrify him?
Hence verse 15:
15 So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my life.

and verse 16:
I loathe it; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days are vanity.

Is Job saying to Eliphaz, leave me alone, please, I am 'feeling' done and is he basically drawn out to his end as far as he knows it to be, with such a horrendous state of being added to the great loss he suffered? He would not know his final end but I can imagine that if that were me I would possibly be thinking that I am doomed to keep going down as my condition is such a state that surely this is the end, it awaits and there is no use in continuing any chatter about it, look at me, can you not see what state i am in? whatever the ideas you have they are not comforting me but making look more and more at my doom! At the same time, Job does bounce back with what appears to be words to the LORD and words to the men who are talking with him and he shows a depth of wisdom (?) that most of us don't seem to have.
I am also acutely aware that I would have the counsel of the LORD by the Spirit and I am persuaded that He would strengthen me.
However, i do not wish to appear too brash or over confident in this but understand that the things that happened to Job and the actual communication to Job from the LORD left Job in a complete unknowing and so I must admit that if I was in that position, I would probably echo much of Jobs fear and concerns.
It's OK to say "trust in the LORD" and I am fully for that. BUT it is difficult to put myself into Job's situation. It appears that he did not have the same comfort that we have and therefore his righteousness and faith was possibly greater than mine will ever be? I have been given that which I do not deserve, Job received that which he did not deserve. (referring to the loss and disease)


Bless you ....><>
 
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