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

Other Translations of Job 10:20

New International Version

20 Are not my few days almost over? Turn away from me so I can have a moment's joy

English Standard Version

20 Are not my days few? Then cease, and leave me alone, that I may find a little cheer

The Message

20 Isn't it time to call it quits on my life? Can't you let up, and let me smile just once

New King James Version

20 Are not my days few? Cease! Leave me alone, that I may take a little comfort,

New Living Translation

20 I have only a few days left, so leave me alone, that I may have a moment of comfort

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 10:20

Commentary on Job 10:14-22

(Read Job 10:14-22)

Job did not deny that as a sinner he deserved his sufferings; but he thought that justice was executed upon him with peculiar rigour. His gloom, unbelief, and hard thoughts of God, were as much to be ascribed to Satan's inward temptations, and his anguish of soul, under the sense of God's displeasure, as to his outward trials, and remaining depravity. Our Creator, become in Christ our Redeemer also, will not destroy the work of his hands in any humble believer; but will renew him unto holiness, that he may enjoy eternal life. If anguish on earth renders the grave a desirable refuge, what will be their condition who are condemned to the blackness of darkness for ever? Let every sinner seek deliverance from that dreadful state, and every believer be thankful to Jesus, who delivereth from the wrath to come.