Job Continues to Argue His Case with God

1 "A human being born of a woman [is] short of days and full of troubles.

References for Job 14:1

    • a 14:1 - Literally "trouble"
      2 Like a flower he comes up, and he withers away; and he flees like a shadow, but he does not last.

      References for Job 14:2

        • b 14:2 - Or "the"
        • c 14:2 - Hebrew "and"
          3 Even on such a one you fix your eyes, and you bring me into judgment with you.
          4 "Who can bring a clean [thing] from an unclean [thing]? No one!

          References for Job 14:4

            • d 14:4 - Or "Not one"
              5 If his days [are] determined, the number of his months [is] with you; you have appointed his boundaries, and he cannot cross [them].
              6 Look away from him, and let him desist until he enjoys his days like a laborer.
              7 "Indeed, there is hope for a tree: if it is cut down, then it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not cease;

              References for Job 14:7

                • e 14:7 - Hebrew "and"
                  8 though its root grows old in the earth, and its stump dies in the dust,
                  9 at the scent of water it will bud, and it will put forth branches like a young plant.

                  References for Job 14:9

                    • f 14:9 - Hebrew "from"
                      10 "But a man dies, and he dwindles away; thus a human being passes away, and where is he?

                      References for Job 14:10

                        • g 14:10 - Hebrew "And"
                        • h 14:10 - Hebrew "And"
                        • i 14:10 - Or "where is he [then]?"
                          11 [As] water disappears from a lake, and a river withers away and dries up,

                          References for Job 14:11

                            • j 14:11 - Or "it dries up"
                              12 {so} a man lies down, and he does not arise. {Until the heavens are no more}, they will not awaken, and they will not be roused out of their sleep.

                              References for Job 14:12

                                • k 14:12 - Literally "and"
                                • l 14:12 - Literally "Until not heavens"
                                  13 "{O that} you would conceal me in Sheol, [that] you would hide me {until your wrath is past}, [that] you would appoint a set time for me and remember me.

                                  References for Job 14:13

                                    • m 14:13 - Literally "Who shall give"
                                    • n 14:13 - Literally "until the return of your nose"
                                      14 If a man dies, will he live [again]? All the days of my compulsory service I will wait, until the coming of my relief.
                                      15 You would call, and I myself would answer you; you would long for the work of your hand.

                                      References for Job 14:15

                                        • o 14:15 - Emphatic personal pronoun
                                          16 For then you would count my steps, [but] you would not keep watch over my sin.

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                                              17 My transgression would be sealed in a bag, and you would cover over my guilt.
                                              18 "But a mountain falls; it crumbles away, and a rock moves away from its place.

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                                                  19 Water wears away stones; its torrents wash away [the] soil of [the] earth; so you destroy the hope of human beings.

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                                                      20 You overpower him forever, and he passes away; [you] change {his countenance}, {then} you send him away.

                                                      References for Job 14:20

                                                        • s 14:20 - Literally "his faces"
                                                        • t 14:20 - Hebrew "and"
                                                          21 His children may [come to] honor, but he does not know [it]; or they may become lowly, but he does not realize it.

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                                                              22 He feels only the pain of his own body, and his inner self mourns for him."

                                                              References for Job 14:22

                                                                • y 14:22 - Hebrew "his body on him"
                                                                • z 14:22 - Or "soul"
                                                                • { 14:22 - Or "for himself"