The Trouble of Men - Job 14

Job 14:1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days,  and full of trouble. 

Job 14:2 He cometh forth like a flower,  and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth  not. 

Job 14:3 And dost thou open thine eyes upon such an  one, and bringest me into judgment with thee? 

Job 14:4 Who  can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one. 

Job 14:5  Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months  are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he  cannot pass; 

Job 14:6 Turn from him, that he may rest, till he  shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day. 


Job 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. 

Job 14:8  Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock  thereof die in the ground; 

Job 14:9 Yet through the scent of  water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.  

Job 14:10 But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth  up the ghost, and where is he? 

Job 14:11 As the waters fail  from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up: 

Job 14:12  So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no  more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.  

Job 14:13 Oh 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!  

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

Job 14:15 Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt  have a desire to the work of thine hands. 

Job 14:16 For now  thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?  

Job 14:17 My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou  sewest up mine iniquity. 

Job 14:18 And surely the mountain  falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his  place. 

Job 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. 

Job 14:20 Thou  prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou  changest his countenance, and sendest him away. 

Job 14:21  His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they  are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them. 

Job 14:22  But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within  him shall mourn.