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Job 14

Book of Job - Chapter 14

Job 14:1

"Man, who is born of a woman, is of few days, and full of trouble.

Job 14:2

He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down. He also flees like a shadow, and doesn't continue.

Job 14:3

Do you open your eyes on such a one, and bring me into judgment with you?

Job 14:4

Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? Not one.

Job 14:5

Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months is with you, and you have appointed his bounds that he can't pass;

Job 14:6

Look away from him, that he may rest, until he shall accomplish, as a hireling, his day.

Job 14:7

"For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, that the tender branch of it will not cease.

Job 14:8

Though its root grows old in the earth, and its stock dies in the ground,

Job 14:9

yet through the scent of water it will bud, and put forth boughs like a plant.

Job 14:10

But man dies, and is laid low. Yes, man gives up the spirit, and where is he?

Job 14:11

As the waters fail from the sea, and the river wastes and dries up,

Job 14:12

so man lies down and doesn't rise. Until the heavens are no more, they shall not awake, nor be roused out of their sleep.

Job 14:13

"Oh that you would hide me in Sheol, that you would keep me secret, until your wrath is past, that you would appoint me a set time, and remember me!

Job 14:14

If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my warfare would I wait, until my release should come.

Job 14:15

You would call, and I would answer you. You would have a desire to the work of your hands.

Job 14:16

But now you number my steps. Don't you watch over my sin?

Job 14:17

My disobedience is sealed up in a bag. You fasten up my iniquity.

Job 14:18

"But the mountain falling comes to nothing. The rock is removed out of its place;

Job 14:19

The waters wear the stones. The torrents of it wash away the dust of the earth. So you destroy the hope of man.

Job 14:20

You forever prevail against him, and he departs. You change his face, and send him away.

Job 14:21

His sons come to honor, and he doesn't know it. They are brought low, but he doesn't perceive it of them.

Job 14:22

But his flesh on him has pain, and his soul within him mourns."