Job 14:16
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New Living Translation
For then you would guard my steps, instead of watching for my sins.

King James Bible
For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?

Darby Bible Translation
For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?

World English Bible
But now you number my steps. Don't you watch over my sin?

Young's Literal Translation
But now, my steps Thou numberest, Thou dost not watch over my sin.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

14:16 Numbereth - Thou makest a strict enquiry into all my actions.

Job 14:16 Parallel Commentaries

The Voice of Job.
O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me! If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come. Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.'--Job xiv. 13-15. The book of Job seems to me the most daring of poems: from a position of the most vantageless realism, it assaults the very
George MacDonald—Unspoken Sermons

Meditations for the Evening.
At evening, when thou preparest thyself to take thy rest, meditate on these few points:-- 1. That seeing thy days are numbered (Psal. xc.; Job xiv. 5), there is one more of thy number spent, and thou art now the nearer to thy end by a day. 2. Sit down a while before thou goest to bed, and consider with thyself what memorable thing thou hast seen, heard, or read that day, more than thou sawest, heardst, or knewest before, and make the best use of them; but especially call to mind what sin thou hast
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

My God! I Know that I must Die.
"Mein Gott! ich weiss wohl dass lch sterbe." Job 14:11,12. [13]B. Schmolk. transl., Sarah Findlater, 1854 My God! I know that I must die-- My mortal life is passing hence On earth I neither hope nor try To find a lasting residence. Then teach me by Thy heavenly grace, With joy and peace my death to face. My God! I know not when I die, What is the moment or the hour-- How soon the clay may broken lie, How quickly pass away the flower; Then may Thy child prepared be Through time to meet Eternity.
Jane Borthwick—Hymns from the Land of Luther

Life, Death, and Judgment. --Job xiv. 1-3. 11-13.
Life, Death, and Judgment.--Job xiv. 1-3. 11-13. Few, few and evil are thy days, Man, of a woman born; Peril and trouble haunt thy ways; Forth, like a flower at morn, The tender infant springs to light, Youth blossoms to the breeze, Age, withering age, is cropt ere night; Man like a shadow flees. And dost thou look on such an one? Will God to judgment call A worm, for what a worm hath done Against the Lord of all? As fail the waters from the deep, As summer-brooks run dry, Man lieth down in dreamless
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns

Cross References
Job 10:6
that you must quickly probe for my guilt and search for my sin?

Job 31:4
Doesn't he see everything I do and every step I take?

Job 34:21
"For God watches how people live; he sees everything they do.

Psalm 139:1
For the choir director: A psalm of David. O LORD, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.

Psalm 139:3
You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do.

Proverbs 5:21
For the LORD sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes.

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