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Job 7:1

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“Does not humanity have hard service 1  on earth? Are not their days also like the days of a hired man? 2 

XREF

Le 25:50; De 15:18; Job 14:5,13,14; Job 14:6; Ps 39:4; Ec 8:8; Isa 21:16; Isa 38:5; Mt 20:1-15; Joh 11:9,10

NET © Notes

tn The word צָבָא (tsava’) is actually “army”; it can be used for the hard service of military service as well as other toil. As a military term it would include the fixed period of duty (the time) and the hard work (toil). Job here is considering the lot of all humans, not just himself.

tn The שָׂכִיר (sakhir) is a hired man, either a man who works for wages, or a mercenary soldier (Jer 46:21). The latter sense may be what is intended here in view of the parallelism, although the next verse seems much broader.



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