Saturday, April 7, 2012
1 "Man who is born of a woman
is few of days and full of trouble.
2 He comes out like a flower and withers;
he flees like a shadow and continues not.
3 And do you open your eyes on such a one
and bring me into judgment with you?
4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an
There is not one.
5 Since his days are determined,
and the number of his months is with
and you have appointed his limits that he
6 look away from him and leave him alone,
that he may enjoy, like a hired hand, his
7 "For there is hope for a tree,
if it be cut down, that it will sprout again,
and that its shoots will not cease.
8 Though its root grow old in the earth,
and its stump die in the soil,
9 yet at the scent of water it will bud
and put out branches like a young plant.
10 But a man dies and is laid low;
man breathes his last, and where is he?
11 As waters fail from a lake
and a river wastes away and dries up,
12 so a man lies down and rises not again;
till the heavens are no more he will not
or be roused out of his sleep.
13 Oh that you would hide me in Sheol,
that you would conceal me until your
wrath be past,
that you would appoint me a set time, and
14 If a man dies, shall he live again?
All the days of my service I would wait,
till my renewal should come.
Job 14:1-14 ESV
Posted by Scott Diekmann at 3:00 AM