7:1 Is there not an appointed time to man vpon earth? are not his dayes also like the dayes of an hireling? Margin Note
7:2 As a seruant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his worke: Margin Note
7:3 So am I made to possesse moneths of vanitie, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.  
7:4 When I lie downe, I say, When shall I arise, and the night be gone? and I am full of tossings to and fro, vnto the dawning of the day. Margin Note
7:5 My flesh is cloathed with wormes and clods of dust, my skinne is broken, and become loathsome.  
7:6 My dayes are swifter then a weauers shuttle, and are spent without hope.  
7:7 O remember that my life is winde: mine eye shall no more see good. Margin Note
7:8 The eye of him that hath seene me, shall see mee no more: thine eyes are vpon me, and I am not. Margin Note
7:9 As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth downe to the graue, shall come vp no more.  
7:10 Hee shall returne no more to his house: neither shall his place know him any more.  
7:11 Therefore I will not refraine my mouth, I wil speake in the anguish of my spirit, I will complaine in the bitternesse of my soule.  
7:12 Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou settest a watch ouer me?  
7:13 When I say, My bed shal comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint:  
7:14 Then thou skarest mee with dreames, and terrifiest me through visions.  
7:15 So that my soule chooseth strangling: and death rather then my life. Margin Note
7:16 I loath it, I would not liue alway: let me alone, for my dayes are vanitie.  
7:17 What is man, that thou shouldest magnifie him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart vpon him?  
7:18 And that thou shouldest visite him euery morning, and trie him euery moment?  
7:19 How long wilt thou not depart from me? nor let me alone till I swallow downe my spittle?  
7:20 I haue sinned, what shall I doe vnto thee, O thou preseruer of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to my selfe?  
7:21 And why doest thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquitie? for now shall I sleepe in the dust, and thou shalt seeke me in the morning, but I shall not be.