Job 14:2

“He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee commeth forth like a flower, and is cut downe: he fleeth also, as a shaddow and continueth not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Like a flower he comes forth and withers. He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: He fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He comes out like a flower, and is cut down: he goes in flight like a shade, and is never seen again.
- Basic English Bible

He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down; and he fleeth as a shadow, and continueth not.
- Darby Bible

He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
- Webster's Bible

He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down. He also flees like a shadow, and doesn't continue.
- World English Bible

As a flower he hath gone forth, and is cut off, And he fleeth as a shadow and standeth not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He cometh forth like a flower, and withereth; he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 14:2


14:2 Flower - The flower is fading, and all its beauty soon withers and is gone. The shadow is fleeting, and its very being will soon be lost in the shadows of night. Of neither do we make any account, in neither do we put any confidence.


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