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Job Continues: Death Comes Soon to All
141“Man who is kborn of a woman
is lfew of days and mfull of trouble.
2He comes out like na flower and owithers;
he flees like pa shadow and continues not.
3And do you qopen your eyes on such a one
and rbring me into judgment with you?
4Who can bring sa clean thing out of an unclean?
There is not one.
5Since his tdays are determined,
and uthe number of his months is with you,
and you have appointed his limits that he cannot pass,
6vlook away from him and leave him alone,1
that he may enjoy, like wa hired hand, his day.
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.
8Though its root grow old in the earth,
and xits stump die in the soil,
9yet at the scent of water it will bud
and put out ybranches like a young plant.
10But a man dies and is laid low;
man breathes his last, and zwhere is he?
11aAs waters fail from a lake
and a river wastes away and dries up,
12so a man lies down and rises not again;
till bthe heavens are no more he will not awake
or be croused out of his sleep.
13Oh that you would dhide me in eSheol,
that you would dconceal me funtil your wrath be past,
that you would appoint me a set time, and remember me!
14If a man dies, shall he live again?
All the days of my gservice I would hwait,
till my renewal2 should come.
15You would icall, and I would answer you;
you would long for the jwork of your hands.
16For then you would knumber my steps;
you would not keep lwatch over my sin;
17my transgression would be msealed up in a bag,
and you would cover over my iniquity.
18“But the mountain falls and ncrumbles away,
and othe rock is removed from its place;
19the waters wear away the stones;
the torrents wash away the soil of the earth;
so you destroy the hope of man.
20You prevail forever against him, and he passes;
you change his countenance, and send him away.
21His sons come to honor, and he pdoes not know it;
they are brought low, and he perceives it not.
22He feels only the pain of his own body,
and he mourns only for himself.”