Job 14
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    Chapter 14

    Job testifies of the shortness of life, the certainty of death, and the guarantee of a resurrection—He asks, If a man die, will he live again?—Job answers that he will await the Lord’s call to come forth from the grave.

    1 aMan that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

    2 He cometh forth like a flower, and is acut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

    3 And dost thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment with thee?

    4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an aunclean? not one.

    5 Seeing his adays are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bbounds that he cannot pass;

    6 Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an ahireling, his day.

    7 For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.

    8 Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;

    9 Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.

    10 But man adieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?

    11 As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up:

    12 So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

    13 O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me!

    14 If a man die, shall he alive again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.

    15 Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.

    16 For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?

    17 My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up mine iniquity.

    18 And surely the mountain falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his place.

    19 The waters wear the stones: thou washest away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man.

    20 Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away.

    21 His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.

    22 But his flesh upon him shall have apain, and his soul within him shall mourn.