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Job - Chapter 014

14:1
Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

14:2
He cometh forth like a flower, and withereth; he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

14:3
And dost Thou open Thine eyes upon such a one, and bringest me into judgment with Thee?

14:4
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

14:5
Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months is with Thee, and Thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;

14:6
Look away from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as a hireling, his day.

14:7
For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.

14:8
Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;

14:9
Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and put forth boughs like a plant.

14:10
But man dieth, and lieth low; yea, man perisheth, and where is he?

14:11
As the waters fail from the sea, and the river is drained dry;

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14:12
So man lieth down and riseth not; till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be roused out of their sleep.

14:13
Oh that Thou wouldest hide me in the nether-world, that Thou wouldest keep me secret, until Thy wrath be past, that Thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me!--

14:14
If a man die, may he live again? All the days of my service would I wait, till my relief should come--

14:15
Thou wouldest call, and I would answer Thee; Thou wouldest have a desire to the work of Thy hands.

14:16
But now Thou numberest my steps, Thou dost not even wait for my sin;

14:17
My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and Thou heapest up mine iniquity.

14:18
And surely the mountain falling crumbleth away, and the rock is removed out of its place;

14:19
The waters wear the stones; the overflowings thereof wash away the dust of the earth; so Thou destroyest the hope of man.

14:20
Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth; Thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away.

14:21
His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he regardeth them not.

14:22
But his flesh grieveth for him, and his soul mourneth over him.

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-- Job - Chapter 014 --





 
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