||English: New American Standard Bible
Job 14 [Commentary] |
|| "Man, who is born of woman,
Is short-lived and full of turmoil.
||"Like a flower he comes forth and withers.
He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.
||"You also open Your eyes on him
And bring him into judgment with Yourself.
||"Who can make the clean out of the unclean?
||"Since his days are determined,
The number of his months is with You;
And his limits You have set so that he cannot pass.
||"Turn Your gaze from him that he may rest,
Until he fulfills his day like a hired man.
||"For there is hope for a tree,
When it is cut down, that it will sprout again,
And its shoots will not fail.
||"Though its roots grow old in the ground
And its stump dies in the dry soil,
||At the scent of water it will flourish
And put forth sprigs like a plant.
||"But man dies and lies prostrate.
Man expires, and where is he?
||"As water evaporates from the sea,
And a river becomes parched and dried up,
||So man lies down and does not rise.
Until the heavens are no longer,
He will not awake nor be aroused out of his sleep.
||"Oh that You would hide me in Sheol,
That You would conceal me until Your wrath returns to You,
That You would set a limit for me and remember me!
||"If a man dies, will he live again?
All the days of my struggle I will wait
Until my change comes.
||"You will call, and I will answer You;
You will long for the work of Your hands.
||"For now You number my steps,
You do not observe my sin.
||"My transgression is sealed up in a bag,
And You wrap up my iniquity.
||"But the falling mountain crumbles away,
And the rock moves from its place;
||Water wears away stones,
Its torrents wash away the dust of the earth;
So You destroy man's hope.
||"You forever overpower him and he departs;
You change his appearance and send him away.
||"His sons achieve honor, but he does not know it;
Or they become insignificant, but he does not perceive it.
||"But his body pains him,
And he mourns only for himself."
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