Job 14
New American Standard Bible 1995New International Version
1"Man, who is born of woman, Is short-lived and full of turmoil.1"Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble.
2"Like a flower he comes forth and withers. He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.2They spring up like flowers and wither away; like fleeting shadows, they do not endure.
3"You also open Your eyes on him And bring him into judgment with Yourself.3Do you fix your eye on them? Will you bring them before you for judgment?
4"Who can make the clean out of the unclean? No one!4Who can bring what is pure from the impure? No one!
5"Since his days are determined, The number of his months is with You; And his limits You have set so that he cannot pass.5A person's days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed.
6"Turn Your gaze from him that he may rest, Until he fulfills his day like a hired man.6So look away from him and let him alone, till he has put in his time like a hired laborer.
7"For there is hope for a tree, When it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And its shoots will not fail.7"At least there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail.
8"Though its roots grow old in the ground And its stump dies in the dry soil,8Its roots may grow old in the ground and its stump die in the soil,
9At the scent of water it will flourish And put forth sprigs like a plant.9yet at the scent of water it will bud and put forth shoots like a plant.
10"But man dies and lies prostrate. Man expires, and where is he?10But a man dies and is laid low; he breathes his last and is no more.
11"As water evaporates from the sea, And a river becomes parched and dried up,11As the water of a lake dries up or a riverbed becomes parched and dry,
12So man lies down and does not rise. Until the heavens are no longer, He will not awake nor be aroused out of his sleep.12so he lies down and does not rise; till the heavens are no more, people will not awake or be roused from their sleep.
13"Oh that You would hide me in Sheol, That You would conceal me until Your wrath returns to You, That You would set a limit for me and remember me!13"If only you would hide me in the grave and conceal me till your anger has passed! If only you would set me a time and then remember me!
14"If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my struggle I will wait Until my change comes.14If someone dies, will they live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait for my renewal to come.
15"You will call, and I will answer You; You will long for the work of Your hands.15You will call and I will answer you; you will long for the creature your hands have made.
16"For now You number my steps, You do not observe my sin.16Surely then you will count my steps but not keep track of my sin.
17"My transgression is sealed up in a bag, And You wrap up my iniquity.17My offenses will be sealed up in a bag; you will cover over my sin.
18"But the falling mountain crumbles away, And the rock moves from its place;18"But as a mountain erodes and crumbles and as a rock is moved from its place,
19Water wears away stones, Its torrents wash away the dust of the earth; So You destroy man's hope.19as water wears away stones and torrents wash away the soil, so you destroy a person's hope.
20"You forever overpower him and he departs; You change his appearance and send him away.20You overpower them once for all, and they are gone; you change their countenance and send them away.
21"His sons achieve honor, but he does not know it; Or they become insignificant, but he does not perceive it.21If their children are honored, they do not know it; if their offspring are brought low, they do not see it.
22"But his body pains him, And he mourns only for himself."22They feel but the pain of their own bodies and mourn only for themselves."
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