Job 14:6-16 NIV

6 So look away from him and let him alone, till he has put in his time like a hired laborer.

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7 “At least there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail.

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8 Its roots may grow old in the ground and its stump die in the soil,

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9 yet at the scent of water it will bud and put forth shoots like a plant.

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10 But a man dies and is laid low; he breathes his last and is no more.

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      11 As the water of a lake dries up or a riverbed becomes parched and dry,

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      12 so he lies down and does not rise; till the heavens are no more, people will not awake or be roused from their sleep.

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      13 “If only you would hide me in the grave and conceal me till your anger has passed! If only you would set me a time and then remember me!

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      14 If someone dies, will they live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait for my renewala to come.

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          15 You will call and I will answer you; you will long for the creature your hands have made.

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          16 Surely then you will count my steps but not keep track of my sin.

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