Job intreateth God for favour, by the shortness of life, and certainty of death.
Job 14:1 Man that is born of a woman, is of few days, and full of trouble: Job 14:2 As a flower, he cometh forthand fadeth, He fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not. Job 14:3 And yet upon such a one as this, hast thou opened thine eye? And, him, wouldst thou bring into judgment with thee? Job 14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? Not one! Job 14:5 If determined am his days, the number of his months, is with thee, Fixed times for him, thou hast appointed and he cannot go beyond. Job 14:6 Look sway from him, that he may rest, Till he shall pay off, as a hireling, his day.
Though life once lost be irrecoverable, yet he waiteth for his change.
Job 14:7 Though there isfor a treehope,if it should be cut down, that, again, it will grow, and, the tender branch thereof, will not cease; Job 14:8 If its root, should become old in the earth, and, in the dust, its stock should die: Job 14:9 Through the scent of water, it may break forth, and produce branches like a sapling, Job 14:10 Yet, man, dieth, and is prostrate, Yea the son of earth doth cease to breathe, and where is he? Job 14:11 Waters, have failed from, the sea, and, a river, may waste and dry up; Job 14:12 So, a man, hath lain down, and shall not arise, until there are no heavens, they shall not awake, nor be roused up out of their sleep. Job 14:13 Oh that, in hades, thou wouldst hide me! that thou wouldst keep me secret, until the turn of thine anger, that thou wouldst set for me a fixed time, and remember me: Job 14:14 If a man die, can he live again? All the days of my warfare, would I wait, until my relief should come: Job 14:15 Thou shouldst call, and, I, would answer thee,For the work of thine own hand, thou shouldst long.
By sin the creature is subject to corruption.
Job 14:16 For, now, my steps, thou countest, Thou wilt not pass over my sin: Job 14:17 Sealed up in a bag, is my transgression, and thou hast glued over mine iniquity. Job 14:18 But, in very deed, a mountain falling, will lie prostrate, or, a rock moved out of its place: Job 14:19 Stones, have been hollowed out by waters, the floods thereof wash away the dust of the earth, and, the hope of mortal man, thou hast destroyed: Job 14:20 Thou dost overpower him utterly, and he departeth, Disfiguring his face, so, hast thou sent him away. Job 14:21 His sons, come to honour, and he knoweth it not, Or they are brought low, and he perceiveth it not of them. Job 14:22 But, his flesh, for himself, is in pain, and, his soul, for himself, doth mourn.