Job 14:2
Good News Translation
We grow and wither as quickly as flowers; we disappear like shadows.

Contemporary English Version
We are flowers that fade and shadows that vanish.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who cometh forth like a flower, and is destroyed, and fleeth as a shadow, and never continueth in the same state.

New American Bible
Like a flower that springs up and fades, swift as a shadow that does not abide.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Who cometh forth like a flower, and is destroyed, and fleeth as a shadow, and never continueth in the same state.

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Psalm 90:5-9 Things that are counted nothing, shall their years be. . . .

Psalm 92:7,12 When the wicked shall spring up as grass: and all the workers of iniquity shall appear: That they may perish for ever and ever: . . .

Psalm 103:15,16 Man's days are as grass, as the flower of the field so shall he flourish. . . .

Isaiah 40:6-8 The voice of one, saying: Cry. And I said: What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the glory thereof as the flower of the field. . . .

James 1:10,11 And the rich, in his being low: because as the flower of the grass shall he pass away. . . .

James 4:14 Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow.

1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass and all the glory thereof as the flower of grass. The grass is withered and the flower thereof is fallen away.

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Job 8:9 (For we are but of yesterday, and are ignorant that our days upon earth are but a shadow)

Job 9:25,26 My days have been swifter than a post: they have fled away and have not seen good. . . .

1 Chronicles 29:15 For we are sojourners before thee, and strangers, as were all our fathers. I Our days upon earth are as a shadow, and there is no stay.

Psalm 102:11 My days have declined like a shadow, and I am withered like grass.

Psalm 144:4 Man is like to vanity: his days pass away like a shadow.

Ecclesiastes 8:13 But let it not be well with the wicked, neither let his days be prolonged, but as a shadow let them pass away that fear not the face of the Lord.

Context
Job Laments the Finality of Death
1Man born of a woman, living for a short time, is filled with many miseries. 2Who cometh forth like a flower, and is destroyed, and fleeth as a shadow, and never continueth in the same state.3And dost thou think it meet to open thy eyes upon such an one, and to bring him into judgment with thee?…
Cross References
James 1:10
And the rich, in his being low: because as the flower of the grass shall he pass away.

1 Peter 1:24
For all flesh is as grass and all the glory thereof as the flower of grass. The grass is withered and the flower thereof is fallen away.

1 Chronicles 29:15
For we are sojourners before thee, and strangers, as were all our fathers. I Our days upon earth are as a shadow, and there is no stay.

Job 4:20
From morning till evening they shall be cut down: and because no one understandeth, they shall perish for ever.

Job 8:9
(For we are but of yesterday, and are ignorant that our days upon earth are but a shadow)

Job 15:33
He shall be blasted as a vine when its grapes are in the first flower, and as an olive tree that casteth its flower.

Psalm 37:2
For they shall shortly wither away as grass, and as the green herbs shall quickly fall.

Psalm 39:5
Behold thou hast made my days measurable. and my substance is as nothing before thee. And indeed all things are vanity: every man living.

Psalm 90:5
Things that are counted nothing, shall their years be.

Psalm 90:6
In the morning man shall grow up like grass; in the morning he shall flourish and pass away: in the evening he shall fall, grow dry, and wither.

Psalm 102:11
My days have declined like a shadow, and I am withered like grass.

Psalm 103:15
Man's days are as grass, as the flower of the field so shall he flourish.

Psalm 144:4
Man is like to vanity: his days pass away like a shadow.

Ecclesiastes 8:13
But let it not be well with the wicked, neither let his days be prolonged, but as a shadow let them pass away that fear not the face of the Lord.

Isaiah 40:6
The voice of one, saying: Cry. And I said: What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the glory thereof as the flower of the field.

Isaiah 40:7
The grass is withered, and the flower is fallen, because the spirit of the Lord hath blown upon it. Indeed the people is grass:

Additional Translations
Like a flower, he comes forth, then withers away; like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure.He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down: he flees also as a shadow, and continues not.

He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: He fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

Or he falls like a flower that has bloomed; and he departs like a shadow, and cannot continue.

He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down; and he fleeth as a shadow, and continueth not.

He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down. He also flees like a shadow, and doesn't continue.

As a flower he hath gone forth, and is cut off, And he fleeth as a shadow and standeth not.
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