14:1 Man, who is born of a woman, Is of few days, and full of trouble.
14:2 He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down: He flees also as a shadow, and does not continue.
14:3 And do you open your eyes on such a one, And bring me into judgment with you?
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 you, And you have appointed his bounds that he can't pass;
14:6 Look away from him, that he may rest, Until he will accomplish, as a hired worker, 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 waxes old in the earth, And its stock dies in the ground;
14:9 Yet through the scent of water it will bud, And put forth boughs like a plant.
14:10 But [noble] man dies, and is laid low: Yes, man gives up the ghost, and where is he?
14:11 [As] the waters fail from the sea, And the river wastes and dries up;
14:12 So man lies down and does not rise: Until the heavens are no more, they will not awake, Nor be roused out of their sleep.
14:13 Oh that you would hide me in Sheol, That you would keep me secret, until your wrath is past, That you would appoint me a set time, and remember me!
14:14 If a [noble] man dies, will he live [again]? All the days of my warfare I would wait, Until my release should come.
14:15 You would call, and I would answer you: You would have a desire to the work of your hands.
14:16 But now you number my steps: Don't you watch over my sin?
14:17 My transgression is sealed up in a bag, And you fasten up my iniquity.
14:18 But the mountain falling comes to nothing; And the rock is removed out of its place;
14:19 The waters wear the stones; The overflowings of it wash away the dust of the earth: So you destroy the hope of common man.
14:20 You prevail forever against him, and he passes; You change his countenance, and send him away.
14:21 His sons come to honor, and he does not know it; And they are brought low, but he doesn't perceive it of them.
14:22 But his flesh on him has pain, And his soul inside him mourns.
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