Job 14 CEB

1 All of usa are born of women, have few days, and are full of turmoil.

References for Job 14:1

    •  14:1 - Heb <i>adam</i>
      2 Like a flower, web bloom, then wither, flee like a shadow, and don't last.

      References for Job 14:2

        • Ž 14:2 - Or <i>he; </i>also <i>he </i>in 14:5-6
          3 (Yes, you open your eyes on this one; you bring me into trial against you.)
          4 Who can make pure from impure? Nobody.
          5 If our days are fixed, the number of our months with you, you set a statute and we can't exceed it.
          6 Look away from us that we may rest, until we are satisfied like a worker at day's end.

          Trees versus humans

          7 Indeed there is hope for a tree. If it's cut down and still sprouting and its shoots don't fail,

          References for Job 14:7

              8 if its roots age in the ground and its stump dies in the dust,
              9 at the scent of water, it will bud and produce sprouts like a plant.
              10 But a human dies and lies there; a person expires, and where is he?
              11 Water vanishes from the sea; a river dries up completely.
              12 But a human lies down and doesn't rise until the heavens cease; they don't get up and awaken from sleep.

              Momentary hope

              13 I wish you would hide me in the underworld,c conceal me until your anger passes, set a time for me, and remember me.

              References for Job 14:13

                •  14:13 - Heb <i>Sheol</i>
                  14 If people die, will they live again? All the days of my service I would wait until my restoration took place.
                  15 You would call, and I would answer you; you would long for your handiwork.
                  16 Though you now number my steps, you would not keep a record of my sin.
                  17 My rebellion is sealed in a bag; you would cover my sin.

                  God crushes hope

                  18 But an eroding mountain breaks up, and rock is displaced.

                  References for Job 14:18

                      19 Water wears away boulders; floods carry away soil; you destroy a people's hope.
                      20 You overpower them relentlessly, and they die; you change their appearance and send them away.
                      21 Their children achieve honor, and they don't know it; their children become insignificant, and they don't see it.
                      22 They only feel the pain of their body, and they mourn for themselves.