Job 14:1-6 New International Version

Job Muses on the Brevity of Life

14 1  "Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble. 2  They spring up like flowers and wither away; like fleeting shadows, they do not endure. 3  Do you fix your eye on them? Will you bring them[1] before you for judgment? 4  Who can bring what is pure from the impure? No one! 5  A person's days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed. 6  So look away from him and let him alone, till he has put in his time like a hired laborer.


[1] 14:3 Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; Hebrew "me"

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