The Book of Job (WEB)

14: 1"Man, who is born of a woman,
      Is of few days, and full of trouble.

 14:2He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down.
      He also flees like a shadow, and doesn't continue.

 14:3Do you open your eyes on such a one,
      And bring me into judgment with you?

 14:4Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean?
      Not one.
      14:5Seeing his days are determined,
      The number of his months is with you,
      And you have appointed his bounds that he can't pass;

 14:6Look away from him, that he may rest,
      Until he shall accomplish, as a hireling, his day.

  14:7"For there is hope for a tree,
      If it is cut down, that it will sprout again,
      That the tender branch of it will not cease.

 14:8Though the root of it grows old in the earth,
      And the stock of it dies in the ground;

 14:9Yet through the scent of water it will bud,
      And put forth boughs like a plant.

 14:10But man dies, and is laid low.
      Yes, man gives up the spirit, and where is he?

 14:11As the waters fail from the sea,
      And the river wastes and dries up,

 14:12So man lies down and doesn't rise;
      Until the heavens are no more, they shall not awake,
      Nor be roused out of their sleep.

  14:13"Oh that you would hide me in Sheol,
      That you would keep me secret, until your wrath is past,
      That you would appoint me a set time, and remember me!

 14:14If a man dies, shall he live again?
      All the days of my warfare would I wait,
      Until my release should come.

 14:15You would call, and I would answer you.
      You would have a desire to the work of your hands.

 14:16But now you number my steps.
      Don't you watch over my sin?

 14:17My disobedience is sealed up in a bag.
      You fasten up my iniquity.

  14:18"But the mountain falling comes to nothing;
      The rock is removed out of its place;

 14:19The waters wear the stones;
      The torrents of it wash away the dust of the earth:
      So you destroy the hope of man.

 14:20You forever prevail against him, and he passes;
      You change his face, and send him away.

 14:21His sons come to honor, and he doesn't know it;
      They are brought low, but he doesn't perceive it of them.

 14:22But his flesh on him has pain;
      His soul within him mourns."

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