Job Continues: Death Comes Soon to All

Job 14

1 "Man who is born of woman
Is of few days and a full of 1 trouble.
2 b He comes forth like a flower and fades away;
He flees like a shadow and does not continue.
3 And c do You open Your eyes on such a one,
And d bring 2 me to judgment with Yourself?
4 Who e can bring a clean thing out of an unclean?
No one!
5 f Since his days are determined,
The number of his months is with You;
You have appointed his limits, so that he cannot pass.
6 g Look away from him that he may 3 rest,
Till h like a hired man he finishes his day.

7 "For there is hope for a tree,
If it is cut down, that it will sprout again,
And that its tender shoots will not cease.
8 Though its root may grow old in the earth,
And its stump may die in the ground,
9 Yet at the scent of water it will bud
And bring forth branches like a plant.
10 But man dies and 4 is laid away;
Indeed he 5 breathes his last
And where is i he?
11 As water disappears from the sea,
And a river becomes parched and dries up,
12 So man lies down and does not rise.
j Till the heavens are no more,
They will not awake
Nor be roused from their sleep.
13 "Oh, that You would hide me in the grave,
That You would conceal me until Your wrath is past,
That You would appoint me a set time, and remember me!
14 If a man dies, shall he live again?
All the days of my hard service k I will wait,
Till my change comes.
15 l You shall call, and I will answer You;
You shall desire the work of Your hands.
16 For now m You number my steps,
But do not watch over my sin.
17 n My transgression is sealed up in a bag,
And You 6 cover my iniquity.

18 "But as a mountain falls and crumbles away,
And as a rock is moved from its place;
19 As water wears away stones,
And as torrents wash away the soil of the earth;
So You destroy the hope of man.
20 You prevail forever against him, and he passes on;
You change his countenance and send him away.
21 His sons come to honor, and o he does not know it;
They are brought low, and he does not perceive it.
22 But his flesh will be in pain over it,
And his soul will mourn over it."

  1. Cross References
    Job 5:7
    Yet man is born to trouble, As the sparks fly upward.
    Ecclesiastes 2:23
    For all his days are sorrowful, and his work burdensome; even in the night his heart takes no rest. This also is vanity.
  2. Cross References
    Job 8:9
    For we were born yesterday, and know nothing, B...
    Psalms 90:5
    You carry them away like a flood; They are like...
    Psalms 90:6
    In the morning it flourishes and grows up; In t...
    Psalms 90:9
    For all our days have passed away in Your wrath...
    Psalms 102:11
    My days are like a shadow that lengthens, And I...
    Psalms 103:15
    As for man, his days are like grass; As a flowe...
    Psalms 144:4
    Man is like a breath; His days are like a passi...
    Isaiah 40:6
    The voice said, "Cry out!" And he said, "What s...
    James 1:10
    But the rich in his humiliation, because as a f...
    James 1:11
    For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning ...
    1 Peter 1:24
    Because "All flesh is as grass, And all the glo...
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 8:4
    What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?
    Psalms 144:3
    LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You are mindful of him?
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 143:2
    Do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no one living is righteous.
  5. Cross References
    Job 15:14
    What is man, that he could be pure? And he who ...
    Job 25:4
    How then can man be righteous before God? Or ho...
    Psalms 51:2
    Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleans...
    Psalms 51:5
    Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in...
    Psalms 51:10
    Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a ...
    John 3:6
    That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and t...
    Romans 5:12
    Therefore, just as through one man sin entered ...
    Ephesians 2:3
    Among whom also we all once conducted ourselves...
  6. Cross References
    Job 7:1
    Is there not a time of hard service for man on earth? Are not his days also like the days of a hired man?
    Job 21:21
    For what does he care about his household after him, When the number of his months is cut in half?
    Hebrews 9:27
    And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.
  7. Cross References
    Job 7:16
    I loathe my life; I would not live forever. Let me alone, For my days are but a breath.
    Job 7:19
    How long? Will You not look away from me, And let me alone till I swallow my saliva?
    Psalms 39:13
    Remove Your gaze from me, that I may regain strength, Before I go away and am no more.
  8. Cross References
    Job 7:1
    Is there not a time of hard service for man on earth? Are not his days also like the days of a hired man?
  9. Cross References
    Job 10:21
    Before I go to the place from which I shall not return, To the land of darkness and the shadow of death.
    Job 10:22
    A land as dark as darkness itself, As the shadow of death, without any order, Where even the light is like darkness.'
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 102:25
    Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, An...
    Psalms 102:26
    They will perish, but You will endure; Yes, the...
    Isaiah 51:6
    Lift up your eyes to the heavens, And look on t...
    Isaiah 65:17
    For behold, I create new heavens and a new eart...
    Isaiah 66:22
    For as the new heavens and the new earth Which ...
    Acts 3:21
    Whom heaven must receive until the times of res...
    2 Peter 3:7
    But the heavens and the earth which are now pre...
    2 Peter 3:10
    But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in...
    2 Peter 3:11
    Therefore, since all these things will be disso...
    Revelation 20:11
    Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat...
    Revelation 21:1
    Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the...
  11. Cross References
    Job 13:15
    Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him. Even so, I will defend my own ways before Him.
  12. Cross References
    Job 13:22
    Then call, and I will answer; Or let me speak, then You respond to me.
  13. Cross References
    Job 10:6
    That You should seek for my iniquity And search...
    Job 10:14
    If I sin, then You mark me, And will not acquit...
    Job 13:27
    You put my feet in the stocks, And watch closel...
    Job 31:4
    Does He not see my ways, And count all my steps?
    Job 34:21
    For His eyes are on the ways of man, And He see...
    Psalms 56:8
    You number my wanderings; Put my tears into You...
    Psalms 139:1 - 3
    O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
    Proverbs 5:21
    For the ways of man are before the eyes of the ...
    Jeremiah 32:19
    You are great in counsel and mighty in work, fo...
  14. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:32 - 34
    For their vine is of the vine of Sodom And of the fields of Gomorrah; Their grapes are grapes of gall, Their clusters are bitter.
  15. Cross References
    Ecclesiastes 9:5
    For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing, And they have no more reward, For the memory of them is forgotten.
    Isaiah 63:16
    Doubtless You are our Father, Though Abraham was ignorant of us, And Israel does not acknowledge us. You, O LORD, are our Father; Our Redeemer from Everlasting is Your name.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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