Job 14:19

“The 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 14:19

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Water wears away stones, Its torrents wash away the dust of the earth; So You destroy man's hope.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The waters wear the stones; The overflowings thereof wash away the dust of the earth: So thou destroyest the hope of man.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The stones are crushed small by the force of the waters; the dust of the earth is washed away by their overflowing: and so you put an end to the hope of man.
- Basic English Bible

The waters wear the stones, the floods thereof wash away the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man.
- Darby Bible

The 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.
- Webster's Bible

The waters wear the stones. The torrents of it wash away the dust of the earth. So you destroy the hope of man.
- World English Bible

Stones have waters worn away, Their outpourings wash away the dust of earth, And the hope of man Thou hast destroyed.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The waters wear the stones; the overflowings thereof wash away the dust of the earth; so Thou destroyest the hope of man.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 14:19

Wesley's Notes for Job 14:19


14:17 Sealed - As writings or other choice things, that they may all be brought forth upon occasion, and not one of them forgotten. Thou keepest all my sins in thy memory. But herein Job speaks rashly.

14:18 And - As when a great mountain falls, by an earthquake or inundation, it moulders away like a fading leaf, (as the Hebrew word signifies) and as the rock, when by the violence of winds or earthquakes it is removed out of its place, and thrown down, is never re - advanced: and as the waters by continual droppings, wear away the stones, so that they can never be made whole again: and as thou wastest away, by a great and violent inundation, the things which grow out of the dust of the earth, herbs, and fruits, and plants, which once washed away are irrecoverably lost; in like manner, thou destroyest the hope of man: when man dies, all hope of his living again in this world is lost.

14:20 Prevailest - When once thou takest away this life, it is gone forever. Sendest - To his long home.

14:21 Knoweth not - Either is ignorant of all such events: or, is not concerned or affected with them. A dead or dying man minds not these things.


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