Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

I loathe my life ; I would not live alway: Let me alone; for my days are vanity.

New American Standard Bible

"I waste away; I will not live forever Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

I give up! I will not live forever.
Leave me alone, for my days are a breath.

International Standard Version

I hate the thought of living forever! Leave me alone, because my days are pointless."

A Conservative Version

I loathe [my life]. I would not live always. Let me alone, for my days are vanity.

Amplified

I loathe my life; I would not live forever. Let me alone, for my days are a breath (futility).

Bible in Basic English

I have no desire for life, I would not be living for ever! Keep away from me, for my days are as a breath.

Darby Translation

I loathe it; I shall not live always: let me alone, for my days are a breath.

Julia Smith Translation

I melted away; I shall not live forever: desist from me, for my days are vanity.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

I loathe [my life]; I would not live forever; depart from me, for my days [are] a breath.

Modern King James verseion

I despise them; I will not live always; let me alone, for my days are vanity.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I can see no remedy. I shall live no more. O spare me then, for my days are but vain.

NET Bible

I loathe it; I do not want to live forever; leave me alone, for my days are a vapor!

New Heart English Bible

I loathe my life. I do not want to live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.

The Emphasized Bible

I am wasted away, Not, to times age-abiding, can I live, Let me alone, for, a breath, are my days.

Webster

I lothe it; I would not live always: let me alone; for my days are vanity.

World English Bible

I loathe my life. I don't want to live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.

Youngs Literal Translation

I have wasted away -- not to the age do I live. Cease from me, for my days are vanity.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I loathe
מאס 
Ma'ac 
Usage: 76

it I would not live
חיה 
Chayah 
Usage: 264

עלם עולם 
`owlam 
Usage: 438

for my days
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Don'T Forget!

15 So that my soul chooseth strangling, And death rather than these my bones. 16 I loathe my life ; I would not live alway: Let me alone; for my days are vanity. 17 What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him, And that thou shouldest set thy mind upon him,



Cross References

Job 10:1

My soul is weary of my life; I will give free course to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Job 6:9

Even that it would please God to crush me; That he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!

Job 9:21

I am perfect; I regard not myself; I despise my life.

Job 10:20

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

Job 14:6

Look away from him, that he may rest, Till he shall accomplish, as a hireling, his day.

Psalm 39:13

Oh spare me, that I may recover strength, Before I go hence, and be no more.

Genesis 27:46

And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth. If Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these, of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?

1 Kings 19:4

But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper-tree: and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, It is enough; now, O Jehovah, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.

Job 3:20-22

Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, And life unto the bitter in soul;

Psalm 39:10

Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thy hand.

Psalm 62:9

Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: In the balances they will go up; They are together lighter than vanity.

Psalm 78:33

Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, And their years in terror.

Psalm 144:4

Man is like to vanity: His days are as a shadow that passeth away.

Ecclesiastes 6:11-12

Seeing there are many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?

Jonah 4:3

Therefore now, O Jehovah, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.

Jonah 4:8

And it came to pass, when the sun arose, that God prepared a sultry east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and requested for himself that he might die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

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