Job 14 NAS

Job Speaks of the Finality of Death

1 "1Man, who is born of woman, Is short-lived * and 2full of turmoil.

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    • a 14:1 - Lit "short of days"
      2 "3Like a flower he comes forth and withers. He also flees like 4a shadow and does not remain.

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      3 "You also 5open Your eyes on him And 6bring him into judgment with Yourself.

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        • b 14:3 - So with some ancient versions; M.T. "me"
          4 "7Who can make the clean out of the unclean? No one!

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          5 "Since his days are determined, The 8number of his months is with You; And his limits You have set so that he cannot pass.

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          6 "9Turn Your gaze from him that he may rest, Until he fulfills his day like a hired man.

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            • d 14:6 - Lit "cease"
            • e 14:6 - Lit "makes acceptable"
              7 "For there is hope for a tree, When it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And its shoots will not fail.

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                • f 14:7 - Or "cease"
                  8 "Though its roots grow old in the ground And its stump dies in the dry soil,
                  9 At the scent of water it will flourish And put forth sprigs like a plant.
                  10 "But 10man dies and lies prostrate. Man 11expires, and where is he?

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                  11 "As 12water evaporates from the sea, And a river becomes parched and dried up,

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                    • g 14:11 - Lit "disappears"
                      12 So 13man lies down and does not rise. Until the heavens are no longer, He will not awake nor be aroused out of his sleep.

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                          13 "Oh * that You would hide me in Sheol, That You would conceal me 14until Your wrath returns to You, That You would set a limit for me and remember me!

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                            • j 14:13 - I.e. the nether world
                              14 "If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my struggle I will wait Until my change comes.
                              15 "You will call, and I will answer You; You will long for 15the work of Your hands.

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                              16 "For now You 16number my steps, You do not 17observe my sin.

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                              17 "My transgression is 18sealed up in a bag, And You wrap up my iniquity.

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                                • k 14:17 - Lit "plaster;" or "glue together"
                                  18 "But the falling mountain crumbles away, And the rock moves from its place;

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                                    • l 14:18 - Lit "withers"
                                      19 Water wears away stones, Its torrents wash away the dust of the earth; So You 19destroy man's hope.

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                                      20 "You forever overpower him and he 20departs; You change his appearance and send him away.

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                                      21 "His sons achieve honor, but 21he does not know it; Or they become insignificant, but he does not perceive it.

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                                      22 "But his body pains him, And he mourns only for himself."

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