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Job 14 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Job Speaks of the Finality of Death

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:1 - “Man, who is born of woman,
Is [fn]short-lived and full of turmoil
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:2 - “Like a flower he comes out and withers.
He also flees like a shadow and does not remain
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:3 - “You also open Your eyes on him
And bring [fn]him into judgment with Yourself.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:4 - “Who can make the clean out of the unclean?
No one
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:5 - “Since his days are determined,
The number of his months is with You;
And You have [fn]set his limits so that he cannot pass
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:6 - “Look away from him so that he may [fn]rest,
Until he [fn]fulfills his day like a hired worker
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:7 - “For there is hope for a tree,
When it is cut down, that it will sprout again,
And its shoots will not [fn]fail
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:8 - “Though its roots grow old in the ground,
And its stump dies in the dry soil
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:9 - At the scent of water it will flourish
And produce sprigs like a plant
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:10 - “But a man dies and lies prostrate.
A person passes away, and where is he?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:11 - As water [fn]evaporates from the sea,
And a river becomes parched and dried up
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:12 - So a man lies down and does not rise.
Until the heavens no longer exist,
[fn]He will not awake nor be woken from [fn]his sleep
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:13 - “Oh that You would hide me in [fn]Sheol,
That You would conceal me until Your wrath returns to You,
That You would set a limit for me and remember me!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:14 - “If a man dies, will he live again?
All the days of my struggle I will wait
Until my relief comes
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:15 - “You will call, and I will answer You;
You will long for the work of Your hands
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:16 - “For now You number my steps,
You do not observe my sin
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:17 - “My wrongdoing is sealed up in a bag,
And You cover over my [fn]guilt
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:18 - “But the falling mountain [fn]crumbles away,
And the rock moves from its place
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:19 - Water wears away stones,
Its torrents wash away the dust of the earth;
So You destroy a man’s hope
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:20 - “You forever overpower him and he departs;
You change his appearance and send him away
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:21 - “His sons achieve honor, but he does not know it;
Or they become insignificant, and he does not perceive it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:22 - “However, his [fn]body pains him,
And his soul mourns for himself.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit short of days
As in some ancient versions; MT me
Lit made
Lit cease
Lit makes acceptable
Or cease
Lit disappears
Lit They
Lit their
I.e., the netherworld
Or unjust deed
Lit withers
Lit flesh

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