Friday, August 07, 2009

Tis Our Destiny

ז כִּי-אָדָם, לְעָמָל יוּלָּד; וּבְנֵי-רֶשֶׁף, יַגְבִּיהוּ עוּף. 7 But man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
~Job 5:7

6 comments:

Unknown said...

Tis Our Job: Deuteronomy 10:12. (Since you always ask what is wanted of you. :) )

Anonymous said...

odd translation, where is it from?

Chana said...

Anon,

JPS. (You can see it on Mechon Mamre.) Though truth be told, I know it from a song by 'The Fray.')

Ought it to be translated 'man is born to work?' I know that phrase shows up somewhere as well; can't remember the source offhand. Maybe you know it?

Chana said...

(It's in the song "Absolute" by The Fray. I always enjoy Tanakh in pop songs; it makes me happy. Anyway, lyrics here.)

Unfurling Iris said...

How bleak and optimistic at the same time. To be born to trouble, but to be a spark...

Miri said...

toil, labor, hard work- עמל