Job

Job 14 ©

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

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

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

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

h ch. 22.4.
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2Who ican bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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!

s Ac. 17.31. Jn. 5.28. v.14.
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tIf a man die, ushall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my vchange come.

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

x ch. 10.3.
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For now ythou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?

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

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

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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.

a Je. 17.6. Lu. 12.19,20. ch. 11.20.
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Thou bprevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou cchangest his countenance, and sendest him away.

c Ec. 12.3-7. Ps. 90.3-7. ch. 30.23.
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His sons come to honour, and he dknoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.

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