2 Samuel 14:14
Good News Translation
We will all die; we are like water spilled on the ground, which can't be gathered again. Even God does not bring the dead back to life, but the king can at least find a way to bring a man back from exile.

Contemporary English Version
We each must die and disappear like water poured out on the ground. But God doesn't take our lives. Instead, he figures out ways of bringing us back when we run away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We all die, and like waters that return no more, we fall down into the earth: neither will God have a soul to perish, but recalleth, meaning that he that is cast off should not altogether perish.

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We all die, and like waters that return no more, we fall down into the earth: neither will God have a soul to perish, but recalleth, meaning that he that is cast off should not altogether perish.

we must

2 Samuel 11:25 And David said to the messenger: Thus shalt thou say to Joab: Let not this thing discourage thee: for various is the event of war: and sometimes one, sometimes another is consumed by the sword: encourage thy warriors against the city, and exhort them that thou mayest overthrow it.

Job 30:23 I know that thou wilt deliver me to death, where a house is appointed for every one that liveth.

Job 34:15 All flesh shall perish together, and man shall return into ashes.

Psalm 90:3,10 Turn not man away to be brought low: and thou hast said: Be converted, O ye sons of men. . . .

Ecclesiastes 3:19,20 Therefore the death of man, and of beasts is one, and the condition of them both is equal: as man dieth, so they also die: all things breathe alike, and man hath nothing more than beast: all things are subject to vanity. . . .

Ecclesiastes 9:5 For the living know that they shall die, but the dead know nothing more, neither have they a reward any more: for the memory of them is forgotten.

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this the judgment:

as water

Job 14:7-12,14 A tree hath hope: if it be cut, it growth green again, and the boughs thereof sprout. . . .

Psalm 22:14 I am poured out like water; and all my bones are scattered. My heart is become like wax melting in the midst of my bowels.

Psalm 79:3 They have poured out their blood as water, round about Jerusalem and there was none to bury them.

neither, etc.

God

Deuteronomy 10:17 Because the Lord your God he is the God of gods, and the Lord of lords, a great God and mighty and terrible, who accepteth no person nor taketh bribes.

Job 34:19 Who accepteth not the persons of princes: nor hath regarded the tyrant, when he contended against the poor man: for all are the work of his hands.

Matthew 22:16 And they sent to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying: Master, we know that thou art a true speaker and teachest the way of God in truth. Neither carest thou for any man: for thou dost not regard the person of men.

Acts 10:34 And Peter opening his mouth, said: in very deed I perceive that God is not a respecter of persons.

Romans 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

1 Peter 1:17 And if you invoke as Father him who, without respect of persons, judgeth according to every one's work: converse in fear during the time of your sojourning here.

he devise

Exodus 21:13 But he that did not lie in wait for him, but God delivered him into his hands: I will appoint thee a place to which he must flee.

Leviticus 26:40 Until they confess their iniquities, and the iniquities of their ancestors, whereby they have transgressed against me, and walked contrary unto me.

Numbers 35:15,25,28 As well for the children of Israel as for strangers and sojourners, that he may flee to them, who hath shed blood against his will. . . .

Isaiah 50:1,2 Thus saith the Lord: What is this bill of the divorce of your mother, with which I have put her away? or who is my creditor, to whom I sold you: behold you are sold for your iniquities, and for your wicked deeds have I put your mother away. . . .

Context
Absalom's Return to Jerusalem
13And the woman said: Why hast thou thought such a thing against the people of God, and why hath the king spoken this word, to sin, and not bring home again his own exile? 14We all die, and like waters that return no more, we fall down into the earth: neither will God have a soul to perish, but recalleth, meaning that he that is cast off should not altogether perish.15Now therefore I am come, to speak this word to my lord the king before the people. And thy handmaid said: I will speak to the king, it maybe the king will perform the request of his handmaid.…
Cross References
Hebrews 9:27
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this the judgment:

Numbers 35:15
As well for the children of Israel as for strangers and sojourners, that he may flee to them, who hath shed blood against his will.

Numbers 35:25
The innocent shall be delivered from the hand of the revenger, and shall be brought back by sentence into the city, to which he had fled, and he shall abide there until the death of the high priest, that is anointed with the holy oil.

2 Samuel 14:15
Now therefore I am come, to speak this word to my lord the king before the people. And thy handmaid said: I will speak to the king, it maybe the king will perform the request of his handmaid.

Job 30:23
I know that thou wilt deliver me to death, where a house is appointed for every one that liveth.

Job 34:15
All flesh shall perish together, and man shall return into ashes.

Psalm 58:7
They shall come to nothing, like water running down; he hath bent his bow till they be weakened.

Additional Translations
For surely we will die and be like water poured out on the ground, which cannot be recovered. Yet God does not take away a life; but He devises ways so that the banished one may not remain estranged from Him.For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither does God respect any person: yet does he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.

For we must needs die, and are as water split on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God take away life, but deviseth means, that he that is banished be not an outcast from him.

For we shall surely die, and be as water poured upon the earth, which shall not be gathered up, and God shall take the life, even as he devises to thrust forth from him his outcast.

For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; and God has not taken away his life, but devises means that the banished one be not expelled from him.

For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God take away life, but deviseth means, that he that is banished be not an outcast from him.

For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.

For we must die, and are as water split on the ground, which can't be gathered up again; neither does God take away life, but devises means, that he who is banished not be an outcast from him.

for we do surely die, and are as water which is running down to the earth, which is not gathered, and God doth not accept a person, and hath devised devices in that the outcast is not outcast by Him.
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