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Job 14 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Job Speaks of Life’s Woes
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:1 - “Man who is born of woman
Is of few days and full of trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:2 - He comes forth like a flower and fades away;
He flees like a shadow and does not continue.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:3 - And do You open Your eyes on such a one,
And bring me[fn] to judgment with Yourself?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:4 - Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean?
No one!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:5 - Since his days are determined,
The number of his months is with You;
You have appointed his limits, so that he cannot pass.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:6 - Look away from him that he may rest,
Till like a hired man he finishes his day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:7 - “For there is hope for a tree,
If it is cut down, that it will sprout again,
And that its tender shoots will not cease.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:8 - Though its root may grow old in the earth,
And its stump may die in the ground,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:9 - Yet at the scent of water it will bud
And bring forth branches like a plant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:10 - But man dies and is laid away;
Indeed he breathes his last
And where is he?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:11 - As water disappears from the sea,
And a river becomes parched and dries up,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:12 - So man lies down and does not rise.
Till the heavens are no more,
They will not awake
Nor be roused from their sleep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:13 - “Oh, that You would hide me in the grave,
That You would conceal me until Your wrath is past,
That You would appoint me a set time, and remember me!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:14 - If a man dies, shall he live again?
All the days of my hard service I will wait,
Till my change comes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:15 - You shall call, and I will answer You;
You shall desire the work of Your hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:16 - For now You number my steps,
But do not watch over my sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:17 - My transgression is sealed up in a bag,
And You cover[fn] my iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:18 - “But as a mountain falls and crumbles away,
And as a rock is moved from its place;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:19 - As water wears away stones,
And as torrents wash away the soil of the earth;
So You destroy the hope of man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:20 - You prevail forever against him, and he passes on;
You change his countenance and send him away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:21 - His sons come to honor, and he does not know it;
They are brought low, and he does not perceive it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:22 - But his flesh will be in pain over it,
And his soul will mourn over it.”
NKJV Footnotes
Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate read him.
Literally plaster over

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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

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