Job 14:15
New International Version
You will call and I will answer you; you will long for the creature your hands have made.

New Living Translation
You would call and I would answer, and you would yearn for me, your handiwork.

English Standard Version
You would call, and I would answer you; you would long for the work of your hands.

Berean Study Bible
You will call, and I will answer; You will desire the work of Your hands.

New American Standard Bible
"You will call, and I will answer You; You will long for the work of Your hands.

New King James Version
You shall call, and I will answer You; You shall desire the work of Your hands.

King James Bible
Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.

Christian Standard Bible
You would call, and I would answer you. You would long for the work of your hands.

Contemporary English Version
My Creator, you would want me; you would call out, and I would answer.

Good News Translation
Then you will call, and I will answer, and you will be pleased with me, your creature.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You would call, and I would answer You. You would long for the work of Your hands.

International Standard Version
You'll call and I'll answer you; you'll long for your creatures that your hands have made.

NET Bible
You will call and I--I will answer you; you will long for the creature you have made.

New Heart English Bible
You would call, and I would answer you. You would have a desire to the work of your hands.

A Faithful Version
You shall call, and I will answer You; You shall have the desire for the work of Your hands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will call, and I will answer you. You will long for the person your hands have made.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou wouldest call, and I would answer Thee; Thou wouldest have a desire to the work of Thy hands.

New American Standard 1977
“Thou wilt call, and I will answer Thee; Thou wilt long for the work of Thy hands.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall call, and I will answer you: you will have a desire to the work of your hands.

American King James Version
You shall call, and I will answer you: you will have a desire to the work of your hands.

American Standard Version
Thou wouldest call, and I would answer thee: Thou wouldest have a desire to the work of thy hands.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then shalt thou call, and I will hearken to thee: but do not thou reject the work of thine hands.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt call me, and I will answer thee: to the work of thy hands thou shalt reach out thy right hand.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou wouldest call, and I would answer thee; thou wouldest have a desire after the work of thy hands.

English Revised Version
Thou shouldest call, and I would answer thee: thou wouldest have a desire to the work of thine hands.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thy hands.

World English Bible
You would call, and I would answer you. You would have a desire to the work of your hands.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou dost call, and I -- I answer Thee; To the work of Thy hands Thou hast desire.
Study Bible
Job Laments the Finality of Death
14When a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait, until my renewal comes. 15You will call, and I will answer; You will desire the work of Your hands.16For then You would count my steps, but would not keep track of my sin.…
Cross References
Job 10:3
Does it please You to oppress me, to reject the work of Your hands, and favor the schemes of the wicked?

Job 13:22
Then call me, and I will answer, or let me speak, and You can reply.

Job 14:14
When a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait, until my relief comes.

Psalm 138:8
The LORD will fulfill His purpose in me. O LORD, Your loving devotion endures forever--do not abandon the works of Your hands.

Treasury of Scripture

You shall call, and I will answer you: you will have a desire to the work of your hands.

shalt call

Job 13:22
Then call thou, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer thou me.

Psalm 50:4,5
He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people…

1 Thessalonians 4:17
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

thou wilt have

Job 7:21
And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.

Job 10:3,8
Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, that thou shouldest despise the work of thine hands, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked? …

Psalm 138:8
The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.









Lexicon
You will call,
תִּ֭קְרָא (tiq·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

and I
וְאָנֹכִ֣י (wə·’ā·nō·ḵî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

will answer You;
אֶֽעֱנֶ֑ךָּ (’e·‘ĕ·ne·kā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond

You will desire
תִכְסֹֽף׃ (ṯiḵ·sōp̄)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3700: To become pale, to pine after, to fear

the work
לְֽמַעֲשֵׂ֖ה (lə·ma·‘ă·śêh)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

of Your hands.
יָדֶ֣יךָ (yā·ḏe·ḵā)
Noun - fdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand
Verse 15. - Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee; rather, thou shouldest call, and I would answer thee (see the Revised Version). In that case, when I quitted Hades, and renewed my life, thou wouldst assuredly summon me to thee, and I would respond to the summons. There would be sweet colloquy between us; for thou wilt (or, rather, wouldest) have a desire to the work of thine hands (comp. ch. 10:8-11). Job assumes that God must love whatever he has created, and be drawn towards it by a secret, strong desire.
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