Job 14
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1"Man, born of woman, lives but a few days, and they are full of trouble. 1אָ֭דָם יְל֣וּד אִשָּׁ֑ה קְצַ֥ר יָ֝מִ֗ים וּֽשְׂבַֽע־ רֹֽגֶז׃
2He grows up like a flower and then withers away; he flees like a shadow, and does not remain. 2כְּצִ֣יץ יָ֭צָא וַיִּמָּ֑ל וַיִּבְרַ֥ח כַּ֝צֵּ֗ל וְלֹ֣א יַעֲמֽוֹד׃
3Do you fix your eye on such a one? And do you bring me before you for judgment? 3אַף־ עַל־ זֶ֭ה פָּקַ֣חְתָּ עֵינֶ֑ךָ וְאֹ֘תִ֤י תָבִ֖יא בְמִשְׁפָּ֣ט עִמָּֽךְ׃
4Who can make a clean thing come from an unclean? No one! 4מִֽי־ יִתֵּ֣ן טָ֭הוֹר מִטָּמֵ֗א לֹ֣א אֶחָֽד׃
5Since man's days are determined, the number of his months is under your control; you have set his limit and he cannot pass it. 5אִ֥ם חֲרוּצִ֨ים ׀ יָמָ֗יו מִֽסְפַּר־ חֳדָשָׁ֥יו אִתָּ֑ךְ [חקו] (חֻקָּ֥יו) עָ֝שִׂ֗יתָ וְלֹ֣א יַעֲבֽוֹר׃
6Look away from him and let him desist, until he fulfills his time like a hired man. 6שְׁעֵ֣ה מֵעָלָ֣יו וְיֶחְדָּ֑ל עַד־ יִ֝רְצֶ֗ה כְּשָׂכִ֥יר יוֹמֽוֹ׃
7"But there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail. 7כִּ֤י יֵ֥שׁ לָעֵ֗ץ תִּ֫קְוָ֥ה אִֽם־ יִ֭כָּרֵת וְע֣וֹד יַחֲלִ֑יף וְ֝יֹֽנַקְתּ֗וֹ לֹ֣א תֶחְדָּֽל׃
8Although its roots may grow old in the ground and its stump begins to die in the soil, 8אִם־ יַזְקִ֣ין בָּאָ֣רֶץ שָׁרְשׁ֑וֹ וּ֝בֶעָפָ֗ר יָמ֥וּת גִּזְעֽוֹ׃
9at the scent of water it will flourish and put forth shoots like a new plant. 9מֵרֵ֣יחַ מַ֣יִם יַפְרִ֑חַ וְעָשָׂ֖ה קָצִ֣יר כְּמוֹ־ נָֽטַע׃
10But man dies and is powerless; he expires--and where is he? 10וְגֶ֣בֶר יָ֭מוּת וַֽיֶּחֱלָ֑שׁ וַיִּגְוַ֖ע אָדָ֣ם וְאַיּֽוֹ׃
11As water disappears from the sea, or a river drains away and dries up, 11אָֽזְלוּ־ מַ֭יִם מִנִּי־ יָ֑ם וְ֝נָהָ֗ר יֶחֱרַ֥ב וְיָבֵֽשׁ׃
12so man lies down and does not rise; until the heavens are no more, they will not awake nor arise from their sleep. 12וְאִ֥ישׁ שָׁכַ֗ב וְֽלֹא־ יָ֫ק֥וּם עַד־ בִּלְתִּ֣י שָׁ֭מַיִם לֹ֣א יָקִ֑יצוּ וְלֹֽא־ יֵ֝עֹ֗רוּ מִשְּׁנָתָֽם׃
13"O that you would hide me in Sheol, and conceal me till your anger has passed! O that you would set me a time and then remember me! 13מִ֤י יִתֵּ֨ן ׀ בִּשְׁא֬וֹל תַּצְפִּנֵ֗נִי תַּ֭סְתִּירֵנִי עַד־ שׁ֣וּב אַפֶּ֑ךָ תָּ֤שִׁ֥ית לִ֖י חֹ֣ק וְתִזְכְּרֵֽנִי׃
14If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait until my release comes. 14אִם־ יָמ֥וּת גֶּ֗בֶר הֲיִ֫חְיֶ֥ה כָּל־ יְמֵ֣י צְבָאִ֣י אֲיַחֵ֑ל עַד־ בּ֝֗וֹא חֲלִיפָתִֽי׃
15You will call and I--I will answer you; you will long for the creature you have made. 15תִּ֭קְרָא וְאָנֹכִ֣י אֶֽעֱנֶ֑ךָּ לְֽמַעֲשֵׂ֖ה יָדֶ֣יךָ תִכְסֹֽף׃
16"Surely now you count my steps; then you would not mark my sin. 16כִּֽי־ עַ֭תָּה צְעָדַ֣י תִּסְפּ֑וֹר לֹֽא־ תִ֝שְׁמ֗וֹר עַל־ חַטָּאתִֽי׃
17My offenses would be sealed up in a bag; you would cover over my sin. 17חָתֻ֣ם בִּצְר֣וֹר פִּשְׁעִ֑י וַ֝תִּטְפֹּ֗ל עַל־ עֲוֺנִֽי׃
18But as a mountain falls away and crumbles, and as a rock will be removed from its place, 18וְ֭אוּלָם הַר־ נוֹפֵ֣ל יִבּ֑וֹל וְ֝צ֗וּר יֶעְתַּ֥ק מִמְּקֹמֽוֹ׃
19as water wears away stones, and torrents wash away the soil, so you destroy man's hope. 19אֲבָנִ֤ים ׀ שָׁ֥חֲקוּ מַ֗יִם תִּשְׁטֹֽף־ סְפִיחֶ֥יהָ עֲפַר־ אָ֑רֶץ וְתִקְוַ֖ת אֱנ֣וֹשׁ הֶאֱבַֽדְתָּ׃
20You overpower him once for all, and he departs; you change his appearance and send him away. 20תִּתְקְפֵ֣הוּ לָ֭נֶצַח וַֽיַּהֲלֹ֑ךְ מְשַׁנֶּ֥ה פָ֝נָ֗יו וַֽתְּשַׁלְּחֵֽהוּ׃
21If his sons are honored, he does not know it; if they are brought low, he does not see it. 21יִכְבְּד֣וּ בָ֭נָיו וְלֹ֣א יֵדָ֑ע וְ֝יִצְעֲר֗וּ וְֽלֹא־ יָבִ֥ין לָֽמוֹ׃
22Only his flesh has pain for himself, and he mourns for himself." 22אַךְ־ בְּ֭שָׂרוֹ עָלָ֣יו יִכְאָ֑ב וְ֝נַפְשׁ֗וֹ עָלָ֥יו תֶּאֱבָֽל׃ פ
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