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