Remember, O God, that my life is but a breath; my eyes will never see happiness again.
"Remember that my life is but breath; My eye will not again see good.
O God, remember that my life is but a breath, and I will never again experience pleasure.
"God, don't forget that I'm only a puff of air! These eyes have had their last look at goodness.
O, keep in mind that my life is wind: my eye will never again see good.
"Remember that my life is a breath; my eye will never again see good.
Oh, remember that my life is a breath! My eye will never again see good.
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|NET © Notes||
1 sn Job is probably turning here to God, as is clear from v. 11 on. The NIV supplies the word “God” for clarification. It was God who breathed breath into man’s nostrils (Gen 2:7), and so God is called to remember that man is but a breath.
2 tn The word “that” is supplied in the translation.
3 tn The verb with the infinitive serves as a verbal hendiadys: “return to see” means “see again.”