Job 14:1 ←
“Man, who is born of a woman, is of few days, and full of trouble.
Job 14:2 ←
He grows up 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 accomplishes, 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 sprout 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 will 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, will he live again? I would wait all the days of my warfare, until my release should come.
Job 14:15 ←
You would call, and I would answer you. You would have a desire for the work of your hands.
Job 14:16 ←
But now you count 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.”