5 Are thy days as the days of man? are thy years as man's days,

Other Translations of Job 10:5

New International Version

5 Are your days like those of a mortal or your years like those of a strong man,

English Standard Version

5 Are your days as the days of man, or your years as a man's years,

The Message

5 Unlike us, you're not working against a deadline. You have all eternity to work things out.

New King James Version

5 Are Your days like the days of a mortal man? Are Your years like the days of a mighty man,

New Living Translation

5 Is your lifetime only as long as ours? Is your life so short

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 10:5

Commentary on Job 10:1-7

(Read Job 10:1-7)

Job, being weary of his life, resolves to complain, but he will not charge God with unrighteousness. Here is a prayer that he might be delivered from the sting of his afflictions, which is sin. When God afflicts us, he contends with us; when he contends with us, there is always a reason; and it is desirable to know the reason, that we may repent of and forsake the sin for which God has a controversy with us. But when, like Job, we speak in the bitterness of our souls, we increase guilt and vexation. Let us harbour no hard thoughts of God; we shall hereafter see there was no cause for them. Job is sure that God does not discover things, nor judge of them, as men do; therefore he thinks it strange that God continues him under affliction, as if he must take time to inquire into his sin.