Job 14

Job Continues: Death Comes Soon to All

1 Man who is a  born of a woman
is b  few of days and c  full of trouble.
2He comes out like d  a flower and e  withers;
he flees like f  a shadow and continues not.
3And do you g  open your eyes on such a one
and h  bring me into judgment with you?
4Who can bring i  a clean thing out of an unclean?
There is not one.
5Since his j  days are determined,
and k  the number of his months is with you,
and you have appointed his limits that he cannot pass,
6 l  look away from him and leave him alone
Probable reading; Hebrew  look away from him, that he may cease

that he may enjoy, like n  a hired hand, his day.
7 “For there is hope for a tree,
if it be cut down, that it will sprout again,
and that its shoots will not cease.
8Though its root grow old in the earth,
and o  its stump die in the soil,
9yet at the scent of water it will bud
and put out p  branches like a young plant.
10But a man dies and is laid low;
man breathes his last, and q  where is he?
11 r  As waters fail from a lake
and a river wastes away and dries up,
12so a man lies down and rises not again;
till s  the heavens are no more he will not awake
or be t  roused out of his sleep.
13Oh that you would u  hide me in v  Sheol,
that you would w  conceal me x  until your wrath be past,
that you would appoint me a set time, and remember me!
14If a man dies, shall he live again?
All the days of my y  service I would z  wait,
till my renewal
Or relief
should come.
15You would ab  call, and I would answer you;
you would long for the ac  work of your hands.
16For then you would ad  number my steps;
you would not keep ae  watch over my sin;
17my transgression would be af  sealed up in a bag,
and you would cover over my iniquity.
18 But the mountain falls and ag  crumbles away,
and ah  the rock is removed from its place;
19the waters wear away the stones;
the torrents wash away the soil of the earth;
so you destroy the hope of man.
20You prevail forever against him, and he passes;
you change his countenance, and send him away.
21His sons come to honor, and he ai  does not know it;
they are brought low, and he perceives it not.
22He feels only the pain of his own body,
and he mourns only for himself.”
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