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JOB · Chapter 14
14:1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.
14:2 He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down: he flees also as a shadow, and continues not.
14:3 And does you open your eyes upon such an one, and bring me into judgment with you?
14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.
14:5 Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with you, you have appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;
14:6 Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as a worker, his day.
14:7 For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.
14:8 Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;
14:9 Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.
14:10 But man dies, and wastes away: yea, man gives up the spirit, and where is he?
14:11 As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decays and dries up:
14:12 So man lies down, and rises not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.
14:13 O that you would hide me in the grave, that you would keep me secret, until your wrath be past, that you would appoint me a set time, and remember me!
14:14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
14:15 You shall call, and I will answer you: you will have a desire to the work of your hands.
14:16 For now you number my steps: do you not watch over my sin?
14:17 My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and you sew up mine iniquity.
14:18 And surely the mountains falling comes to nothing, and the rock is removed out of his place.
14:19 The waters wear the stones: you wash away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and you destroys the hope of man.
14:20 You prevail for ever against him, and he passes: you change his countenance, and send him away.
14:21 His sons come to honour, and he knows it not; and they are brought low, but he perceives it not of them.
14:22 But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.
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