Job 14

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.”

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