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14 Anyone born of woman is short of days and full of trouble.u

He blossoms like a flower, then withers;v

he flees like a shadow and does not last.

Do you really take notice of one like this?

Will you bring me into judgment against you?A,a

Who can produce something pure from what is impure?

No one!

Since a person’s days are determined

and the number of his months depends on you,

and since you have setB limits he cannot pass,b

look away from him and let him rest

so that he can enjoy his day like a hired worker.c

There is hope for a tree:

If it is cut down, it will sprout again,

and its shoots will not die.

If its roots grow old in the ground

and its stump starts to die in the soil,

the scent of water makes it thrive

and produce twigs like a sapling.d

1But a person dies and fades away;

he breathes his last—where is he?

11 As water disappears from a lake

and a river becomes parched and dry,

12 so people lie down never to rise again.

They will not wake up until the heavens are no more;e

they will not stir from their sleep.

13 If only you would hide me in Sheolf

and conceal me until your angerg passes.

If only you would appoint a time for me

and then remember me.

14 When a person dies, will he come back to life?

If so, I would waith all the days of my strugglei

until my relief comes.

15 You would call, and I would answer you.

You would long for the work of your hands.j

16 For then you would count my stepsk

but would not take notel of my sin.

17 My rebellion would be sealed up in a bag,

and you would cover over my iniquity.

18 But as a mountain collapses and crumbles

and a rock is dislodged from its place,

19 as water wears away stones

and torrents wash away the soil from the land,

so you destroy a man’s hope.m

20 You completely overpower him, and he passes on;

you change his appearance and send him away.

21 If his sons receive honor, he does not know it;

if they become insignificant, he is unaware of it.n

22 He feels only the pain of his own body

and mourns only for himself.


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The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is a highly trustworthy, faithful translation that is proven to be the optimal blend of accuracy and readability. It’s as literal to the original as possible without sacrificing clarity. The CSB is poised to become the translation that pastors rely on and Bible readers turn to again and again to read and to share with others.

The CSB is an original translation: more than 100 scholars from 17 denominations translated directly from the best available Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic source texts into English. Its source texts are the standard used by scholars and seminaries today.

The CSB is trustworthy: the conservative, evangelical scholars of the CSB affirm the authority of Scripture as the inerrant Word of God and seek the highest level of faithfulness to the original and accuracy in their translation. These scholars and LifeWay, the non-profit ministry that stewards the CSB, also champion the Bible against cultural trends that would compromise its truths.

The CSB is clear: it is as literal a translation of the ancient source texts as possible, but, in the many places throughout Scripture where a word-for-word rendering might obscure the meaning for a modern audience, it uses a more dynamic translation. In all cases, the intent is to convey the original meaning of God’s Word as faithfully and as clearly as possible.


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