The 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B: 1st Reading

Job 7:1-4, 6-7

Job spoke, saying:
   Is not man’s life on earth a drudgery?
      Are not his days those of hirelings?
   He is a slave who longs for the shade,
      a hireling who waits for his wages.
   So I have been assigned months of misery,
      and troubled nights have been allotted to me.
   If in bed I say, “When shall I arise?”
      then the night drags on;
      I am filled with restlessness until the dawn.
   My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle;
      they come to an end without hope.
   Remember that my life is like the wind;
      I shall not see happiness again.