Job 14:8-18 NIV

8 Its roots may grow old in the ground and its stump1 die in the soil,

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9 yet at the scent of water2 it will bud and put forth shoots like a plant.3

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10 But man dies and is laid low;4 he breathes his last and is no more.5

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      11 As water disappears from the sea or a riverbed becomes parched and dry,6

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      12 so man lies down and does not rise;7 till the heavens are no more,8 men will not awake or be roused from their sleep.9

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      13 "If only you would hide me in the gravea10 and conceal me till your anger has passed!11 If only you would set me a time and then remember12 me!13

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        • b 14:13 - Hebrew "Sheol"
          14 If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my hard service14 I will wait for my renewalb15 to come.

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              15 You will call and I will answer you;16 you will long for the creature your hands have made.17

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              16 Surely then you will count my steps18 but not keep track of my sin.19

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              17 My offenses will be sealed20 up in a bag;21 you will cover over my sin.22

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              18 "But as a mountain erodes and crumbles23 and as a rock is moved from its place,24

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