Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

As a servant that earnestly desireth the shadow, And as a hireling that looketh for his wages:

New American Standard Bible

"As a slave who pants for the shade, And as a hired man who eagerly waits for his wages,

King James Version

As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work:

Holman Bible

Like a slave he longs for shade;
like a hired man he waits for his pay.

International Standard Version

I'm like a servant who longs for the shade, like a hired laborer who is looking for his wages.

A Conservative Version

As a servant who earnestly desires the shadow, and as a hireling who looks for his wages,

Amplified

As a servant earnestly longs for the shade and the evening shadows, and as a hireling who looks for the reward of his work,

Bible in Basic English

As a servant desiring the shades of evening, and a workman looking for his payment:

Darby Translation

As a bondman earnestly desireth the shadow, and a hireling expecteth his wages,

Julia Smith Translation

As the servant will gape for the shadow, and as the hireling will wait for his work:

King James 2000

As a servant earnestly desires the shadow, and as a hireling looks for the reward of his work:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Like a slave he longs for [the] shadow, and like a laborer he waits for his wages.

Modern King James verseion

As a servant earnestly desires the shadow, and as a hireling looks for his wages,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For like as a bond servant desireth the shadow, and as a hireling would fain have an end of his work:

NET Bible

Like a servant longing for the evening shadow, and like a hired man looking for his wages,

New Heart English Bible

As a servant who earnestly desires the shadow, as a hireling who looks for his wages,

The Emphasized Bible

As, a bondman, panteth for the shadow, and as, a hireling, longeth for his wage,

Webster

As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as a hireling looketh for the reward of his work;

World English Bible

As a servant who earnestly desires the shadow, as a hireling who looks for his wages,

Youngs Literal Translation

As a servant desireth the shadow, And as a hireling expecteth his wage,

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
As a servant
עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

שׁאף 
Sha'aph 
Usage: 14

the shadow
צל 
Tsel 
Usage: 49

and as an hireling
שׂכיר 
Sakiyr 
Usage: 17

קוה 
Qavah 
Usage: 49

References

American

Prayers for Job 7:2

Context Readings

Job's Second Speech: A Response To Eliphaz

1 Is there not a warfare to man upon earth? And are not his days like the days of a hireling? 2 As a servant that earnestly desireth the shadow, And as a hireling that looketh for his wages: 3 So am I made to possess months of misery, And wearisome nights are appointed to me.


Cross References

Leviticus 19:13

Thou shalt not oppress thy neighbor, nor rob him: the wages of a hired servant shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.

Jeremiah 6:4

Prepare ye war against her; arise, and let us go up at noon. Woe unto us! for the day declineth, for the shadows of the evening are stretched out.

Deuteronomy 24:15

in his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto Jehovah, and it be sin unto thee.

Psalm 119:131

I opened wide my mouth, and panted; For I longed for thy commandments.

Psalm 143:6

I spread forth my hands unto thee: My soul thirsteth after thee, as a weary land. Selah

Malachi 3:5

And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the sojourner from his right , and fear not me, saith Jehovah of hosts.

James 5:4

Behold, the hire of the laborers who mowed your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth out: and the cries of them that reaped have entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.

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