"1Man, who is born of woman, Is ashort-lived and 2full of turmoil.
"3Like a flower he comesforth and withers. He also flees like 4a shadow and does not remain.
"You also5open Your eyes on him And 6bringbhim into judgment with Yourself.
"7Who can make the clean out of the unclean ? Noone !
5"Since his days are determined, The 8number of his months is with You; And his limits You have cset so that he cannotpass.
"9Turn Your gaze from him that he may drest, Until he efulfills his day like a hiredman.
"For there is hope for a tree, When it is cutdown, that it will sproutagain, And its shoots will not ffail.
8"Though its rootsgrowold in the ground And its stumpdies in the drysoil,
At the scent of water it will flourish And putforthsprigslike a plant.
"But 10mandies and liesprostrate. Man11expires, and where is he?
"As 12watergevaporates from the sea, And a riverbecomesparched and dried up,
So 13manliesdown and does not rise. Until the heavens are nolonger, hHe will not awakenor be aroused out of ihis sleep.
13"Oh that You would hide me in jSheol, That You would conceal me 14until Your wrathreturns to You, That You would set a limit for me and remember me!
14"If a mandies, will he live again? All the days of my struggle I will waitUntil my changecomes.
"You will call, and I will answer You; You will long for 15the work of Your hands.
"For now You 16number my steps, You do not 17observe my sin.
"My transgression is 18sealed up in a bag, And You kwrap up my iniquity.
"But the fallingmountainlcrumblesaway, And the rockmoves from its place ;
19Waterwearsawaystones, Its torrentswashaway the dust of the earth ; So You 19destroyman'shope.
"You foreveroverpower him and he 20departs ; You change his appearance and send him away.
"His sonsachievehonor, but 21he does not know it; Or they becomeinsignificant, but he does not perceive it.
"But his mbodypains him, And he mourns only for himself."