Job 14
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1“Man who is born of woman Is of few days and full of trouble.1Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.
2He comes forth like a flower and fades away; He flees like a shadow and does not continue.2He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
3And do You open Your eyes on such a one, And bring me to judgment with Yourself?3And dost thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment with thee?
4Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? No one!4Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.
5Since his days are determined, The number of his months is with You; You have appointed his limits, so that he cannot pass.5Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;
6Look away from him that he may rest, Till like a hired man he finishes his day.6Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.
7“For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And that its tender shoots will not cease.7For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.
8Though its root may grow old in the earth, And its stump may die in the ground,8Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;
9Yet at the scent of water it will bud And bring forth branches like a plant.9Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.
10But man dies and is laid away; Indeed he breathes his last And where is he?10But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?
11As water disappears from the sea, And a river becomes parched and dries up,11As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up:
12So man lies down and does not rise. Till the heavens are no more, They will not awake Nor be roused from their sleep.12So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.
13“Oh, that You would hide me in the grave, That You would conceal me until Your wrath is past, That You would appoint me a set time, and remember me!13O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me!
14If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait, Till my change comes.14If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
15You shall call, and I will answer You; You shall desire the work of Your hands.15Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.
16For now You number my steps, But do not watch over my sin.16For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?
17My transgression is sealed up in a bag, And You cover my iniquity.17My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up mine iniquity.
18“But as a mountain falls and crumbles away, And as a rock is moved from its place;18And surely the mountain falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his place.
19As water wears away stones, And as torrents wash away the soil of the earth; So You destroy the hope of man.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.
20You prevail forever against him, and he passes on; You change his countenance and send him away.20Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away.
21His sons come to honor, and he does not know it; They are brought low, and he does not perceive it.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 will be in pain over it, And his soul will mourn over it.”22But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.
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