- Man that is borne of a woman, is of few dayes, and full of trouble.
- Hee commeth forth like a flower, and is cut downe: he fleeth also, as a shaddow and continueth not.
- And doest thou open thine eies vpon such an one, and bringest me into iudgment with thee?
- Who can bring a cleane thing out of an vncleane?
- Seeing his daies are determined, the number of his moneths are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot passe.
- Turne from him that hee may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hircling, his day.
- For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut downe, that it will sprout againe, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.
- Though the roote thereof waxe old in the earth, and the stocke thereof die in the ground:
- Yet through the sent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughes like a plant.
- But man dyeth, and wasteth away;
yea, man giueth vp the ghost, and where is hee?
- As the waters faile from the sea, and the floud decayeth and dryeth vp:
- So man lyeth downe, and riseth not, till the heauens be no more, they shall not awake;
nor bee raised out of their sleepe.
- O that thou wouldest hide mee in the graue, that thou wouldest keepe me secret, vntill thy wrath bee past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me.
- If a man die, shall he liue againe?
All the dayes of my appointed time will I waite, till my change come.
- Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt haue a desire to the worke of thine hands.
- For nowe thou numbrest my steppes, doest thou not watch ouer my sinne?
- My transgression is sealed vp in a bagge, and thou sowest vp mine iniquitie.
- And surely the mountaine falling commeth to nought: and the rocke is remoued out of his place.
- The waters weare the stones, thou washest away the things which growe out of the dust of the earth, and thou destroyest the hope of man.
- Thou preuailest for euer against him, and hee passeth: thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away.
- His sonnes come to honour, and he knoweth it not;
and they are brought lowe, but he perceiueth it not of them.
- But his flesh vpon him shall haue paine, and his soule within him shall mourne.