that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.
cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
3And doth thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment
4Who can bring a clean thing out
of an unclean? not one.
5Seeing his days are
determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;
6Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his
7For there is hope of a tree, if it be
cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.
8Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the
9Yet through the scent of water it
will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.
man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?
11As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up:
12So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not
awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.
that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint
me a set time, and remember me!
14If a man
die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
15Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work
of thine hands.
16For now thou numberest my
steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?
transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up mine iniquity.
18And surely the mountains falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his place.
19The 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.
prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away.
21His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but
he perceiveth it not of them.
22But his flesh
upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.