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Job 14:1-6 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "How frail is humanity! How short is life, and how full of trouble! 1 "Man born of woman is of few days and full of trouble.
2 Like a flower, we blossom for a moment and then wither. Like the shadow of a passing cloud, we quickly disappear. 2 He springs up like a flower and withers away; like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure.
3 Must you keep an eye on such a frail creature and demand an accounting from me? 3 Do you fix your eye on such a one? Will you bring him before you for judgment?
4 Who can create purity in one born impure? No one! 4 Who can bring what is pure from the impure? No one!
5 You have decided the length of our lives. You know how many months we will live, and we are not given a minute longer. 5 Man's days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed.
6 So give us a little rest, won't you? Turn away your angry stare. We are like hired hands, so let us finish the task you have given us." 6 So look away from him and let him alone, till he has put in his time like a hired man.