Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO JOB 14\\

Job, having turned himself from his friends to God, continues his
address to him in this chapter; wherein he discourses of the frailty of
man, the shortness of his life, the troubles that are in it, the
sinfulness of it, and its limited duration, beyond which it cannot
continue; all which he makes use of with God, that he would not
therefore deal rigorously with him, but have pity on him, and cease
from severely afflicting him, till he came to the end of his days,
which could not be long, \\#Job 14:1-6\\; he observes of a tree, when it is
cut down to the root, yea, when the root is become old, and the stock
dies, it will, by means of being watered, bud and sprout again, and
produce boughs and branches; but man, like the failing waters of the
sea, and the decayed and dried up flood, when he dies, rises not, till
the heavens be no more, \\#Job 14:7-12\\; and then he wishes to be hid in
the grave till that time, and expresses hope and belief of the
resurrection of the dead, \\#Job 14:13-15\\; and goes on to complain of the
strict notice God took of his sins, of his severe dealings with men,
destroying their hope in life, and removing them by death; so that they
see and know not the case and circumstances of their children they
leave behind, and while they live have continual pain and sorrow,
\\#Job 14:16-22\\.