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Job 10:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Are not my days few? cease then, And let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [Are] not my days few? cease [then, and] let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Would He not let my few days alone? Withdraw from me that I may have a little cheer
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [Are] not my days few? cease [then], [and] let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Are not my days few? cease then and let me alone, that I may revive a little,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Are not my days, few?—then forbear, and set me aside, that I may brighten up for a little;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Are not my days few? Cease then, and put from me, And I brighten up a little,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Shall not the fewness of my days be ended shortly? Suffer me, therefore, that I may lament my sorrow a little:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Are not my dayes few? cease then, [and] let me alone that I may take comfort a litle,
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Is not the time of my life short? suffer me to rest a little,
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [Are] not my days few? cease [then, and] let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[Are] not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
my days 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
few? 4592
{4592} Prime
מְעַט
m@`at
{meh-at'}
From H4591; a little or few (often adverbial or comparative).
cease 2308
{2308} Prime
חָדַל
chadal
{khaw-dal'}
A primitive root; properly to be flabby, that is, (by implication) desist; (figuratively) be lacking or idle.
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
z8675
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
[then, and] let me alone, 7896
{7896} Prime
שִׁית
shiyth
{sheeth}
A primitive root; to place (in a very wide application).
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
z8675
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
that I may take comfort 1082
{1082} Prime
בּלג
balag
{baw-lag'}
A primitive root; to break off or loose (in a favorable or unfavorable sense), that is, desist (from grief) or invade (with destruction).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
a little, 4592
{4592} Prime
מְעַט
m@`at
{meh-at'}
From H4591; a little or few (often adverbial or comparative).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 10:20

_ _ But, since I was destined from my birth to these ills, at least give me a little breathing time during the few days left me (Job 9:34; Job 13:21; Psalms 39:13).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 10:14-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 10:20

Cease — My life is short, and of itself hastens to an end, there is no need that thou shouldest grudge me some ease for so small a moment.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 10:20

[Are] not my days few? (s) cease [then, and] let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

(s) He wishes that God would leave off his affliction, considering his great misery and the shortness of his life.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
my days few:

Job 7:6-7 My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope. ... O remember that my life [is] wind: mine eye shall no more see good.
Job 7:16 I loathe [it]; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days [are] vanity.
Job 8:9 (For we [are but of] yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth [are] a shadow:)
Job 9:25-26 Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good. ... They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle [that] hasteth to the prey.
Job 14:1 Man [that is] born of a woman [is] of few days, and full of trouble.
Psalms 39:5 Behold, thou hast made my days [as] an handbreadth; and mine age [is] as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state [is] altogether vanity. Selah.
Psalms 103:15-16 [As for] man, his days [are] as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. ... For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

cease:

Job 7:17-21 What [is] man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him? ... And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I [shall] not [be].
Job 13:21 Withdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid.
Psalms 39:13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.
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Jb 7:6, 16, 17; 8:9; 9:25; 13:21; 14:1. Ps 39:5, 13; 103:15.

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