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 dost thou open thy eyes upon such one, and bring 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 is 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 a hireling, his day.
14:7 For there is hope of a tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its tender branch will not cease.
14:8 Though its root shall become old in the earth, and its stock 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: yes, man yieldeth his breath, 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 shall be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.
14:13 O that thou wouldst hide me in the grave, that thou wouldst keep me secret, until thy wrath is past, that thou wouldst appoint me a set time, and remember me!
14:14 If a man dieth, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change shall come.
14:15 Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thy 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 my iniquity.
14:18 And surely the mountain falling cometh to naught, and the rock is removed out of its 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 man.
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 honor, 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 shall mourn.
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