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Job 14 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:1 - "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:2 - He comes forth like a flower, and withers; he flees like a shadow, and continues not.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:3 - And dost thou open thy eyes upon such a one and bring him into judgment with thee?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:4 - Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? There is not one.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:5 - Since his days are determined, and the number of his months is with thee, and thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:6 - look away from him, and desist, that he may enjoy, like a hireling, his day.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:7 - "For there is hope for a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its shoots will not cease.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:8 - Though its root grow old in the earth, and its stump die in the ground,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:9 - yet at the scent of water it will bud and put forth branches like a young plant.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:10 - But man dies, and is laid low; man breathes his last, and where is he?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:11 - As waters fail from a lake, and a river wastes away and dries up,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:12 - so man lies down and rises not again; till the heavens are no more he will not awake, or be roused out of his sleep.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:13 - Oh that thou wouldest hide me in Sheol, that thou wouldest conceal me until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me!

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:14 - If a man die, shall he live again? All the days of my service I would wait, till my release should come.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:15 - Thou wouldest call, and I would answer thee; thou wouldest long for the work of thy hands.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:16 - For then thou wouldest number my steps, thou wouldest not keep watch over my sin;

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:17 - my transgression would be sealed up in a bag, and thou wouldest cover over my iniquity.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:18 - "But the mountain falls and crumbles away, and the rock is removed from its place;

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:19 - the waters wear away the stones; the torrents wash away the soil of the earth; so thou destroyest the hope of man.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:20 - Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passes; thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:21 - His sons come to honor, and he does not know it; they are brought low, and he perceives it not.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:22 - He feels only the pain of his own body, and he mourns only for himself."
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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