World English Bible
Job, Chapter 14

   1: "Man, who is born of a woman, Is of few days, and full of trouble.
   2: He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down. He also flees like a shadow, and doesn't continue.
   3: Do you open your eyes on such a one, And bring me into judgment with you?
   4: Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? Not one.
   5: Seeing his days are determined, The number of his months is with you, And you have appointed his bounds that he can't pass;
   6: Look away from him, that he may rest, Until he shall accomplish, as a hireling, his day.
   7: "For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, That the tender branch of it will not cease.
   8: Though the root of it grows old in the earth, And the stock of it dies in the ground;
   9: Yet through the scent of water it will bud, And put forth boughs like a plant.
   10: But man dies, and is laid low. Yes, man gives up the spirit, and where is he?
   11: As the waters fail from the sea, And the river wastes and dries up,
   12: So man lies down and doesn't rise; Until the heavens are no more, they shall not awake, Nor be roused out of their sleep.
   13: "Oh that you would hide me in Sheol, That you would keep me secret, until your wrath is past, That you would appoint me a set time, and remember me!
   14: If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my warfare would I wait, Until my release should come.
   15: You would call, and I would answer you. You would have a desire to the work of your hands.
   16: But now you number my steps. Don't you watch over my sin?
   17: My disobedience is sealed up in a bag. You fasten up my iniquity.
   18: "But the mountain falling comes to nothing; The rock is removed out of its place;
   19: The waters wear the stones; The torrents of it wash away the dust of the earth: So you destroy the hope of man.
   20: You forever prevail against him, and he passes; You change his face, and send him away.
   21: His sons come to honor, and he doesn't know it; They are brought low, but he doesn't perceive it of them.
   22: But his flesh on him has pain; His soul within him mourns."

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