Job 14:1
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New International Version
"Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble.

King James Bible
Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

Darby Bible Translation
Man, born of woman, is of few days, and full of trouble.

World English Bible
"Man, who is born of a woman, is of few days, and full of trouble.

Young's Literal Translation
Man, born of woman! Of few days, and full of trouble!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Man - born of a woman - There is a delicacy in the original, not often observed: אדם ילוד אשה Adam yelud ishah, "Adam born of a woman, few of days, and full of tremor." Adam, who did not spring from woman, but was immediately formed by God, had many days, for he lived nine hundred and thirty years; during which time neither sin nor death had multiplied in the earth, as they were found in the days of Job. But the Adam who springs now from woman, in the way of ordinary generation, has very few years. Seventy, on an average, being the highest term, may be well said to be few in days; and all matter of fact shows that they are full of fears and apprehensions, רגז rogez, cares, anxieties, and tremors. He seems born, not indeed to live, but to die; and, by living, he forfeits the title to life.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Job 15:14 What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

Job 25:4 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?

Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Matthew 11:11 Truly I say to you, Among them that are born of women there has not risen a greater than John the Baptist...

of few days. Heb. short of days

Job 7:1,6 Is there not an appointed time to man on earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling...

Job 9:25 Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good.

Genesis 47:9 And Jacob said to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years...

Psalm 39:5 Behold, you have made my days as an handbreadth; and my age is as nothing before you...


Job 5:7 Yet man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

Ecclesiastes 2:17,23 Therefore I hated life; because the work that is worked under the sun is grievous to me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit...

February 18 Evening
Adam . . . begat a son in his own likeness.--GEN. 5:3. Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean?--Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Dead in trespasses and sins; . . . by nature the children of wrath, even as others.--I am carnal, sold under sin. That which I do I allow not; for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing. By one man sin entered into the world, . . . by one man's
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Job's Question, Jesus' Answer
'If a man die, shall he live again?'--JOB xiv. 14. '... I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26. And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.'--JOHN xi. 25, 26. Job's question waited long for an answer. Weary centuries rolled away; but at last the doubting, almost despairing, cry put into the mouth of the man of sorrows of the Old Testament is answered by the Man of Sorrows of the New. The answer in words is this second
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Whether There is to be a Resurrection of the Body?
Objection 1: It would seem that there is not to be a resurrection of the body: for it is written (Job 14:12): "Man, when he is fallen asleep, shall not rise again till the heavens be broken." But the heavens shall never be broken, since the earth, to which seemingly this is still less applicable, "standeth for ever" (Eccles. 1:4). Therefore the man that is dead shall never rise again. Objection 2: Further, Our Lord proves the resurrection by quoting the words: "I am the God of Abraham, and the God
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether the Time of Our Resurrection Should be Delayed Till the End of the World?
Objection 1: It would seem that the time of the resurrection ought not to be delayed till the end of the world, so that all may rise together. For there is more conformity between head and members than between one member and another, as there is more between cause and effect than between one effect and another. Now Christ, Who is our Head, did not delay His resurrection until the end of the world, so as to rise again together with all men. Therefore there is no need for the resurrection of the early
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Genesis 3:17
To Adam he said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat from it,' "Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life.

Job 5:7
Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.

Job 7:1
"Do not mortals have hard service on earth? Are not their days like those of hired laborers?

Job 10:20
Are not my few days almost over? Turn away from me so I can have a moment's joy

Psalm 89:47
Remember how fleeting is my life. For what futility you have created all humanity!

Ecclesiastes 2:23
All their days their work is grief and pain; even at night their minds do not rest. This too is meaningless.

Jeremiah 20:18
Why did I ever come out of the womb to see trouble and sorrow and to end my days in shame?

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