14:1 "Man, who is born of a woman, Is of few days, and full of trouble.
14:2 He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down. He also flees like a shadow, and doesn't continue.
14:3 Do you open your eyes on such a one, And bring me into judgment with you?
14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? Not one.
14:5 Seeing his days are determined, The number of his months is with you, And you have appointed his bounds that he can't pass;
14:6 Look away from him, that he may rest, Until he shall accomplish, as a hireling, his day.
14:7 "For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, That the tender branch of it will not cease.
14:8 Though the root of it grows old in the earth, And the stock of it dies in the ground;
14:9 Yet through the scent of water it will bud, And put forth boughs like a plant.
14:10 But man dies, and is laid low. Yes, man gives up the spirit, and where is he?
14:11 As the waters fail from the sea, And the river wastes and dries up,
14:12 So man lies down and doesn't rise; Until the heavens are no more, they shall not awake, Nor be roused out of their sleep.
14:13 "Oh that you would hide me in Sheol, That you would keep me secret, until your wrath is past, That you would appoint me a set time, and remember me!
14:14 If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my warfare would I wait, Until my release should come.
14:15 You would call, and I would answer you. You would have a desire to the work of your hands.
14:16 But now you number my steps. Don't you watch over my sin?
14:17 My disobedience is sealed up in a bag. You fasten up my iniquity.
14:18 "But the mountain falling comes to nothing; The rock is removed out of its place;
14:19 The waters wear the stones; The torrents of it wash away the dust of the earth: So you destroy the hope of man.
14:20 You forever prevail against him, and he passes; You change his face, and send him away.
14:21 His sons come to honor, and he doesn't know it; They are brought low, but he doesn't perceive it of them.
14:22 But his flesh on him has pain; His soul within him mourns."