Job 14 ©

1 Job entreateth God's forbearance in respect of the shortness and troubles of life, 5 and of the certainty of death, which cutteth short man's hope: 13 he wisheth for some place of shelter, where to wait his appointed change. 18 All created beings are subject to corruption.


MAN that is aborn of a woman is b1of few days, and full of trouble.


cHe cometh forth like a flower, and dis cut down: he efleeth also as fa shadow, and continueth not.


And dost thou gopen thine eyes upon such an one, and hbringest me into judgment with thee?


2Who ican bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.


Seeing jhis days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast kappointed his bounds that he cannot pass;

k v.10.

lTurn from him, that he may 3rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.


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

m Ec. 1.4,5.

Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the *stock thereof die in the ground;


Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.


But man dieth, and 4wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and nwhere is he?


As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up:


So man olieth down, and riseth not: ptill the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their qsleep.


O that thou wouldest rhide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest sappoint me a set time, and remember me!


tIf a man die, ushall he live again ? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my vchange come.


Thou shalt wcall, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to xthe work of thine hands.


For now ythou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?


My transgression is zsealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up mine iniquity.


And surely the mountain falling 5cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his place.


The waters wear the stones: thou 6washest away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the ahope of man.


Thou bprevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou cchangest his countenance, and sendest him away.


His sons come to honour, and he dknoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.


But his eflesh upon him shall have pain, and fhis soul within him shall mourn.