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Job 14 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Anyone born of woman

is short of days and full of trouble.

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He blossoms like a flower, then withers;

he flees like a shadow and does not last.

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Do you really take notice of one like this?

Will you bring me into judgment against you?[fn]

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Who can produce something pure from what is impure?

No one!

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Since a person’s days are determined

and the number of his months depends on you,

and since you have set[fn] limits he cannot pass,

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look away from him and let him rest

so that he can enjoy his day like a hired worker.

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There is hope for a tree:

If it is cut down, it will sprout again,

and its shoots will not die.

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If its roots grow old in the ground

and its stump starts to die in the soil,

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the scent of water makes it thrive

and produce twigs like a sapling.

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But a person dies and fades away;

he breathes his last ​— ​where is he?

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As water disappears from a lake

and a river becomes parched and dry,

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so people lie down never to rise again.

They will not wake up until the heavens are no more;

they will not stir from their sleep.

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If only you would hide me in Sheol

and conceal me until your anger passes.

If only you would appoint a time for me

and then remember me.

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When a person dies, will he come back to life?

If so, I would wait all the days of my struggle

until my relief comes.

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You would call, and I would answer you.

You would long for the work of your hands.

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For then you would count my steps

but would not take note of my sin.

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My rebellion would be sealed up in a bag,

and you would cover over my iniquity.

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But as a mountain collapses and crumbles

and a rock is dislodged from its place,

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as water wears away stones

and torrents wash away the soil from the land,

so you destroy a man’s hope.

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You completely overpower him, and he passes on;

you change his appearance and send him away.

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If his sons receive honor, he does not know it;

if they become insignificant, he is unaware of it.

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He feels only the pain of his own body

and mourns only for himself.

CSB Footnotes
LXX, Syr, Vg read him
Lit set his

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

Additional information is provided here.

For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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