Job 14

1 Job intreateth God for favour, by the shortness of life, and certainty of death. 7 Though life once lost be irrecoverable, yet he waiteth for his change. 16 By sin the creature is subject to corruption.

1Man that isborn of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.
few...: Heb. short of days
2He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not. 3And dost thou open thy eyes upon such one, and bring me into judgment with thee? 4Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.
can...: Heb. will give
5Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months is with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass; 6Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.
rest: Heb. cease

7For there is hope of a tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its tender branch will not cease. 8Though its root shall become old in the earth, and its stock die in the ground; 9Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant. 10But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?
wasteth...: Heb. is weakened, or, cut off
11As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up: 12So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens shall be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep. 13O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest conceal me, until thy wrath is past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me! 14If a man dieth, shall he live again ? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change shall come. 15Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thy hands.

16For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin? 17My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up my iniquity. 18And surely the mountain falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of its place.
cometh...: Heb. fadeth
19The waters wear the stones: thou washest away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man.
washest...: Heb. overflowest
20Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away. 21His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them. 22But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.
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