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14:1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.
14:2 He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as
a shadow, and continueth not.
14:3 And doth thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me
into judgment with thee? 14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an
unclean? not one.
14:5 Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with
thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass; 14:6 Turn
from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling,
14:7 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.
14:8 Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock
thereof die in the ground; 14:9 Yet through the scent of water it will
bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.
14:10 But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost,
and where is he? 14:11 As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood
decayeth and drieth up: 14:12 So man lieth down, and riseth not: till
the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of
14:13 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! 14:14 If a man die, shall he live again?
all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
14:15 Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire
to the work of thine hands.
14:16 For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my
sin? 14:17 My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up
14:18 And surely the mountains falling cometh to nought, and the rock
is removed out of his place.
14:19 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
14:20 Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou
changest his countenance, and sendest him away.
14:21 His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are
brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.
14:22 But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him