Job 14
NET BibleNew American Standard Bible 1995
1"Man, born of woman, lives but a few days, and they are full of trouble. 1"Man, who is born of woman, Is short-lived and full of turmoil.
2He grows up like a flower and then withers away; he flees like a shadow, and does not remain. 2"Like a flower he comes forth and withers. He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.
3Do you fix your eye on such a one? And do you bring me before you for judgment? 3"You also open Your eyes on him And bring him into judgment with Yourself.
4Who can make a clean thing come from an unclean? No one! 4"Who can make the clean out of the unclean? No one!
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. 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.
6Look away from him and let him desist, until he fulfills his time like a hired man. 6"Turn Your gaze from him that he may rest, Until he fulfills his day like a hired man.
7"But there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail. 7"For there is hope for a tree, When it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And its shoots will not fail.
8Although its roots may grow old in the ground and its stump begins to die in the soil, 8"Though its roots grow old in the ground And its stump dies in the dry soil,
9at the scent of water it will flourish and put forth shoots like a new plant. 9At the scent of water it will flourish And put forth sprigs like a plant.
10But man dies and is powerless; he expires--and where is he? 10"But man dies and lies prostrate. Man expires, and where is he?
11As water disappears from the sea, or a river drains away and dries up, 11"As water evaporates from the sea, And a river becomes parched and dried up,
12so man lies down and does not rise; until the heavens are no more, they will not awake nor arise from their sleep. 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.
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! 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!
14If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait until my release comes. 14"If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my struggle I will wait Until my change comes.
15You will call and I--I will answer you; you will long for the creature you have made. 15"You will call, and I will answer You; You will long for the work of Your hands.
16"Surely now you count my steps; then you would not mark my sin. 16"For now You number my steps, You do not observe my sin.
17My offenses would be sealed up in a bag; you would cover over my sin. 17"My transgression is sealed up in a bag, And You wrap up my iniquity.
18But as a mountain falls away and crumbles, and as a rock will be removed from its place, 18"But the falling mountain crumbles away, And the rock moves from its place;
19as water wears away stones, and torrents wash away the soil, so you destroy man's hope. 19Water wears away stones, Its torrents wash away the dust of the earth; So You destroy man's hope.
20You overpower him once for all, and he departs; you change his appearance and send him away. 20"You forever overpower him and he departs; You change his appearance and send him away.
21If his sons are honored, he does not know it; if they are brought low, he does not see it. 21"His sons achieve honor, but he does not know it; Or they become insignificant, but he does not perceive it.
22Only his flesh has pain for himself, and he mourns for himself." 22"But his body pains him, And he mourns only for himself."
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