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?
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."
World English Bible