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Job 14 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:1 - “Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:2 - They spring up like flowers and wither away; like fleeting shadows, they do not endure.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:3 - Do you fix your eye on them? Will you bring them[fn] before you for judgment?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:4 - Who can bring what is pure from the impure? No one!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:5 - A person’s days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:6 - So look away from him and let him alone, till he has put in his time like a hired laborer.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:7 - “At least there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:8 - Its roots may grow old in the ground and its stump die in the soil,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:9 - yet at the scent of water it will bud and put forth shoots like a plant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:10 - But a man dies and is laid low; he breathes his last and is no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:11 - As the water of a lake dries up or a riverbed becomes parched and dry,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:12 - so he lies down and does not rise; till the heavens are no more, people will not awake or be roused from their sleep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:13 - “If only you would hide me in the grave and conceal me till your anger has passed! If only you would set me a time and then remember me!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:14 - If someone dies, will they live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait for my renewal[fn] to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:15 - You will call and I will answer you; you will long for the creature your hands have made.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:16 - Surely then you will count my steps but not keep track of my sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:17 - My offenses will be sealed up in a bag; you will cover over my sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:18 - “But as a mountain erodes and crumbles and as a rock is moved from its place,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:19 - as water wears away stones and torrents wash away the soil, so you destroy a person’s hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:20 - You overpower them once for all, and they are gone; you change their countenance and send them away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:21 - If their children are honored, they do not know it; if their offspring are brought low, they do not see it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:22 - They feel but the pain of their own bodies and mourn only for themselves.”
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Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; Hebrew me
Or release

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