Job 14:19
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New International Version
as water wears away stones and torrents wash away the soil, so you destroy a person's hope.

New Living Translation
as water wears away the stones and floods wash away the soil, so you destroy people's hope.

English Standard Version
the waters wear away the stones; the torrents wash away the soil of the earth; so you destroy the hope of man.

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

King James 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
as water wears away stones and torrents wash away the soil from the land, so You destroy a man's hope.

International Standard Version
Water wears away stones; floods wash away topsoil from the land— but you destroy the hope of human beings just like that!

NET Bible
as water wears away stones, and torrents wash away the soil, so you destroy man's hope.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[so] water wears away stone, floods wash away soil from the land, and you destroy a mortal's hope.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The waters wear the stones; The overflowings thereof wash away the dust of the earth; So Thou destroyest the hope of man.

New American Standard 1977
Water wears away stones,
            Its torrents wash away the dust of the earth;
            So Thou dost destroy man’s hope.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The impetuous waters break the stones and wash away the dust of the earth; in like manner thou dost cause man to lose hope.

King James 2000 Bible
The waters wear the stones: you wash away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and you destroy the hope of man.

American King James Version
The waters wear the stones: you wash away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and you destroy the hope of man.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Waters wear away the stones, and with inundation the ground by little and little is washed away: so in like manner thou shalt destroy man.

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

English Revised Version
The waters wear the stones; the overflowings thereof wash away the dust of the earth: and thou destroyest the hope of man.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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

Young's Literal Translation
Stones have waters worn away, Their outpourings wash away the dust of earth, And the hope of man Thou hast destroyed.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
14:16-22 Job's faith and hope spake, and grace appeared to revive; but depravity again prevailed. He represents God as carrying matters to extremity against him. The Lord must prevail against all who contend with him. God may send disease and pain, we may lose all comfort in those near and dear to us, every hope of earthly happiness may be destroyed, but God will receive the believer into realms of eternal happiness. But what a change awaits the prosperous unbeliever! How will he answer when God shall call him to his tribunal? The Lord is yet upon a mercy-seat, ready to be gracious. Oh that sinners would be wise, that they would consider their latter end! While man's flesh is upon him, that is, the body he is so loth to lay down, it shall have pain; and while his soul is within him, that is, the spirit he is so loth to resign, it shall mourn. Dying work is hard work; dying pangs often are sore pangs. It is folly for men to defer repentance to a death-bed, and to have that to do which is the one thing needful, when unfit to do anything.
Study Bible
Job Acknowledges the Finality of Death
18"But the falling mountain crumbles away, And the rock moves from its place; 19Water wears away stones, Its torrents wash away the dust of the earth; So You destroy man's hope. 20"You forever overpower him and he departs; You change his appearance and send him away.…
Cross References
Job 7:6
"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, And come to an end without hope.

Job 14:18
"But the falling mountain crumbles away, And the rock moves from its place;

Job 22:16
Who were snatched away before their time, Whose foundations were washed away by a river?
Treasury of Scripture

The waters wear the stones: you wash away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and you destroy the hope of man.

The waters (Hence the proverb, 'Constant droppings make a hole in a stone.')

washest. Heb. overflowest

Genesis 6:17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters on the earth, …

Genesis 7:21-23 And all flesh died that moved on the earth, both of fowl, and of …

destroyest

Job 19:10 He has destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and my hope has …

Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when …

Psalm 30:6,7 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved…

Ezekiel 37:11 Then he said to me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of …

Luke 12:19,20 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for …

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