Job 14:2
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New Living Translation
We blossom like a flower and then wither. Like a passing shadow, we quickly disappear.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
As a flower he hath gone forth, and is cut off, And he fleeth as a shadow and standeth not.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

14:2 Flower - The flower is fading, and all its beauty soon withers and is gone. The shadow is fleeting, and its very being will soon be lost in the shadows of night. Of neither do we make any account, in neither do we put any confidence.

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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
James 1:10
And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them. They will fade away like a little flower in the field.

1 Peter 1:24
As the Scriptures say, "People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades.

1 Chronicles 29:15
We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace.

Job 4:20
They are alive in the morning but dead by evening, gone forever without a trace.

Job 8:9
For we were born but yesterday and know nothing. Our days on earth are as fleeting as a shadow.

Job 15:33
They will be like a vine whose grapes are harvested too early, like an olive tree that loses its blossoms before the fruit can form.

Psalm 37:2
For like grass, they soon fade away. Like spring flowers, they soon wither.

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