Job 14:10

“But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But man dyeth, and wasteth away; yea, man giueth vp the ghost, and where is hee?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But man dies and lies prostrate. Man expires, and where is he?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But man dieth, and is laid low: Yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?
- American Standard Version (1901)

But man comes to his death and is gone: he gives up his spirit, and where is he?
- Basic English Bible

But a man dieth, and is prostrate; yea, man expireth, and where is he?
- Darby Bible

But man dieth, and wasteth away: yes, man yieldeth his breath, and where is he?
- Webster's Bible

But man dies, and is laid low. Yes, man gives up the spirit, and where is he?
- World English Bible

And a man dieth, and becometh weak, And man expireth, and where [is] he?
- Youngs Literal Bible

But man dieth, and lieth low; yea, man perisheth, and where is he?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 14:10


14:10 Man - Two words are here used for man. Geber, a mighty man, tho' mighty, dies. Adam, a man of earth, returns to it. Before death, he is dying daily, continually wasting away. In death, he giveth up the ghost, the spirit returns to God that gave it. After death, where is he? Not where he was: his place knows him no more. But is he nowhere? Yes, he is gone to the world of spirits, gone into eternity, gone, never to return to this world!


Discussion for Job 14

  • Brenda
    I think that Job was a Faithful and True Servant of God Job was put through all these things to Prove to satan that Job would not Backslide on God and Job was Faithful to God through all this that He went through In Jesus Name !!!!!!!
  • Iliya Yohanna
    God continue to proof to man that he never gives up on man. Man is the one that easily gives up on God. God is faithful to keep all that man present to Him for safe keeping.The life of Job is a proof to that.
  • Job is a man of great faith my wife pass on to the LORD, 5-27-15, she is a women of great also
  • Frank Adams for verse 14
    This the THE existential question of all mankind. Every person, Christian or not, has asked - indeed must ask - this question because humans are imbued with spirit. So when the seeker asks the question, the Christian witness is able to give him the response found in Roman 10:9. For that point forward the spiritual life is a matter of discipleship and growth.
  • LIVINGSTON for verse 7
    IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW THINGS MAY SEEM BAD STILL THERE IS A HOPE
  • Carlom
    Job had was rooted deep in god and that should be faith of all us especially when we proudly proclaim to be followers and doets of his holy doctrine. Maybe there are those ho do not understand what means and how it should be applied.

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