6Turn from him, that he may rest ,a till he shall accomplish , as an hireling, his day.7
For there ishope of a tree, if it be cut down , that it will sprout again , and that the tender branch thereof will not cease .
Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;9
Yet through the scent of water it will bud , and bring forthboughs like a plant.10
But mandieth , and wasteth away : yea, man giveth up the ghost , and where is he?
As the watersfail from the sea, and the flooddecayeth and drieth up :
So man lieth down , and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake , nor be raised out of their sleep.13
O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret , until thy wrath be past , that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me!
If a mandie , shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait , till my changecome .
Thou shalt call , and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.16
For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?