Job 14:12
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New International Version
so he lies down and does not rise; till the heavens are no more, people will not awake or be roused from their sleep.

New Living Translation
people are laid to rest and do not rise again. Until the heavens are no more, they will not wake up nor be roused from their sleep.

English Standard Version
so a man lies down and rises not again; till the heavens are no more he will not awake or be roused out of his sleep.

New American Standard Bible
So man lies down and does not rise. Until the heavens are no longer, He will not awake nor be aroused out of his sleep.

King James Bible
So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so man lies down never to rise again. They will not wake up until the heavens are no more; they will not stir from their sleep.

International Standard Version
so also a person lies down and does not get up; they won't awaken until the heavens are no more, nor will they arise from their sleep."

NET Bible
so man lies down and does not rise; until the heavens are no more, they will not awake nor arise from their sleep.

New Heart English Bible
so man lies down and doesn't rise. Until the heavens are no more, they shall not awake, nor be roused out of their sleep.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
so each person lies down and does not rise until the heavens cease to exist. He does not wake up. He is not awakened from his sleep.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So man lieth down and riseth not; Till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, Nor be roused out of their sleep.

New American Standard 1977
So man lies down and does not rise.
            Until the heavens be no more,
            He will not awake nor be aroused out of his sleep.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So man lies down and does not rise; until there is no heaven, they shall not awake nor be raised out of their sleep.

King James 2000 Bible
So man lies down, and rises not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

American King James Version
So man lies down, and rises not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

American Standard Version
So man lieth down and riseth not: Till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, Nor be roused out of their sleep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So man when he is fallen asleep shall not rise again; till the heavens be broken, he shall not awake, nor rise up out of his sleep.

Darby Bible Translation
So man lieth down, and riseth not again; till the heavens be no more, they do not awake, nor are raised out of their sleep.

English Revised Version
So man lieth down and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be roused out of their sleep.

Webster's Bible Translation
So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens shall be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

World English Bible
so man lies down and doesn't rise. Until the heavens are no more, they shall not awake, nor be roused out of their sleep.

Young's Literal Translation
And man hath lain down, and riseth not, Till the wearing out of the heavens they awake not, Nor are roused from their sleep.
Study Bible
Job Acknowledges the Finality of Death
11"As water evaporates from the sea, And a river becomes parched and dried up, 12So man lies down and does not rise. Until the heavens are no longer, He will not awake nor be aroused out of his sleep. 13"Oh that You would hide me in Sheol, That You would conceal me until Your wrath returns to You, That You would set a limit for me and remember me!…
Cross References
Job 3:13
"For now I would have lain down and been quiet; I would have slept then, I would have been at rest,

Psalm 90:5
You have swept them away like a flood, they fall asleep; In the morning they are like grass which sprouts anew.
Treasury of Scripture

So man lies down, and rises not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

So man

Job 10:21,22 Before I go from where I shall not return, even to the land of darkness …

Job 30:23 For I know that you will bring me to death, and to the house appointed …

Ecclesiastes 3:19-21 For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; even one thing …

Ecclesiastes 12:5 Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall …

till the heavens

Job 19:25-27 For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the …

Psalm 102:26 They shall perish, but you shall endure: yes, all of them shall wax …

Isaiah 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on the earth beneath: …

Isaiah 65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former …

Isaiah 66:22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall …

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Acts 3:21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things…

Romans 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by …

2 Peter 3:7,10-13 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are …

Revelation 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose …

Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and …

awake

Job 3:13 For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: …

Job 7:21 And why do you not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? …

Isaiah 26:19 Your dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. …

Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, …

John 11:11-13 These things said he: and after that he said to them, Our friend …

Ephesians 5:14 Why he said, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ …

1 Thessalonians 4:14,15 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also …

Verse 12. - So man lieth down, and riseth not. This is not an absolute denial of a final resurrection, since Job is speaking of the world as it lies before him, not of eventualities. Just as he sees the land encroach upon the sea, and remain land, and the river-courses, once dried up, remain dry, so he sees men descend into the grave and remain there, without rising up again. This is the established order of nature as it exists before his eyes. Till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake. This order of things, Job believes, rightly enough, will continue as long as the heavens and the earth endure. What will happen afterwards he does not so much as inquire. It is remarked, ingeniously, that Job's words, though not intended in this sense, exactly "coincide with the declarations of the New Testament, which make the resurrection simultaneous with the breaking up of the visible universe" (Canon Cook). Nor be raised out of their sleep. If "the glimmer of a hope" of the resurrection appears anywhere in vers. 10-12, it is in the comparison of death to a sleep, which is inseparably connected in our minds with an awakening. So man lieth down,.... Or "and", or "but man lieth down" (b); in the grave when he dies, as on a bed, and takes his rest from all his labours, toil and troubles, and lies asleep, and continues so till the resurrection morn:

and riseth not; from off his bed, or comes not out of his grave into this world, to the place where he was, and to be engaged in the affairs of life he was before, and never by his own power; and whenever he will rise, it will be by the power of God, and this not till the last day, when Christ shall appear in person to judge the world; and then the dead in Christ will rise first, at the beginning of the thousand years, and the wicked at the end of them:

till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep; for so the words are to be read, not in connection with those that go before, but with the last clauses; though the sense is much the same either way, which is, that those who are fallen asleep by death, and lie sleeping in their graves, and on their beds, these shall neither awake of themselves, nor be awaked by others, "till the heavens be no more"; that is, never, so as to awake and arise of themselves, and to this natural life, and to be concerned in the business of it; which sometimes seems to be the sense of this phrase, see Psalm 89:29, Matthew 5:18; or, as some render it, "till the heavens are wore out", or "waxen old" (c); as they will like a garment, and be folded up, and laid aside, as to their present use, Psalm 102:26; or till they shall vanish away, and be no more, as to their present form, quality, and use, though they may exist as to substance; and when this will be the case, as it will be when the Judge shall appear, when Christ shall come a second time to judge the world; then the earth and heaven will flee away from his face, the earth and its works shall be burnt up, and the heavens shall pass away with great noise; and then, and not till then, will the dead, or those that are asleep in their graves, be awaked by the voice of the archangel, and the trump of God, and they shall be raised from their sleepy beds, awake and arise, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

(b) "et vir", Pagninus, Montanus, Beza, Schmidt; "at vir", Cocceius. (c) "donec atteratur eoelum", V. L. so some in Bar Tzemach, though disapproved of by him as ungrammatical. 12. heavens be no more—This only implies that Job had no hope of living again in the present order of the world, not that he had no hope of life again in a new order of things. Ps 102:26 proves that early under the Old Testament the dissolution of the present earth and heavens was expected (compare Ge 8:22). Enoch before Job had implied that the "saints shall live again" (Jude 14; Heb 11:13-16). Even if, by this phrase, Job meant "never" (Ps 89:29) in his gloomier state of feelings, yet the Holy Ghost has made him unconsciously (1Pe 1:11, 12) use language expressing the truth, that the resurrection is to be preceded by the dissolution of the heavens. In Job 14:13-15 he plainly passes to brighter hopes of a world to come.14:7-15 Though a tree is cut down, yet, in a moist situation, shoots come forth, and grow up as a newly planted tree. But when man is cut off by death, he is for ever removed from his place in this world. The life of man may fitly be compared to the waters of a land flood, which spread far, but soon dry up. All Job's expressions here show his belief in the great doctrine of the resurrection. Job's friends proving miserable comforters, he pleases himself with the expectation of a change. If our sins are forgiven, and our hearts renewed to holiness, heaven will be the rest of our souls, while our bodies are hidden in the grave from the malice of our enemies, feeling no more pain from our corruptions, or our corrections.
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