1: Man, born of woman! Of few days, and full of trouble! 2: As a flower he hath gone forth, and is cut off, And he fleeth as a shadow and standeth not. 3: Also -- on this Thou hast opened Thine eyes, And dost bring me into judgment with Thee. 4: Who giveth a clean thing out of an unclean? not one. 5: If determined are his days, The number of his months [are] with Thee, His limit Thou hast made, And he passeth not over; 6: Look away from off him that he may cease, Till he enjoy as an hireling his day. 7: For there is of a tree hope, if it be cut down, That again it doth change, That its tender branch doth not cease. 8: If its root becometh old in the earth, And its stem doth die in the dust, 9: From the fragrance of water it doth flourish, And hath made a crop as a plant. 10: And a man dieth, and becometh weak, And man expireth, and where [is] he? 11: Waters have gone away from a sea, And a river becometh waste and dry. 12: And man hath lain down, and riseth not, Till the wearing out of the heavens they awake not, Nor are roused from their sleep. 13: O that in Sheol Thou wouldst conceal me, Hide me till the turning of Thine anger, Set for me a limit, and remember me. 14: If a man dieth -- doth he revive? All days of my warfare I wait, till my change come. 15: Thou dost call, and I -- I answer Thee; To the work of Thy hands Thou hast desire. 16: But now, my steps Thou numberest, Thou dost not watch over my sin. 17: Sealed up in a bag [is] my transgression, And Thou sewest up mine iniquity. 18: And yet, a falling mountain wasteth away, And a rock is removed from its place. 19: Stones have waters worn away, Their outpourings wash away the dust of earth, And the hope of man Thou hast destroyed. 20: Thou prevailest [over] him for ever, and he goeth, He is changing his countenance, And Thou sendest him away. 21: Honoured are his sons, and he knoweth not; And they are little, and he attendeth not to them. 22: Only -- his flesh for him is pained, And his soul for him doth mourn.'