Job 14:7
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New International Version
"At least there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail.

New Living Translation
"Even a tree has more hope! If it is cut down, it will sprout again and grow new branches.

English Standard Version
“For there is hope for a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its shoots will not cease.

New American Standard Bible
"For there is hope for a tree, When it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And its shoots will not fail.

King James Bible
For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its shoots will not die.

International Standard Version
"There is hope for the tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its shoots won't stop growing.

NET Bible
"But there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There is hope for a tree when it is cut down. It will sprout again. Its shoots will not stop sprouting.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For there is yet hope for a tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again and that its tender branch will not cease.

King James 2000 Bible
For there is hope for a tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender shoots thereof will not cease.

American King James Version
For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.

American Standard Version
For there is hope of a tree, If it be cut down, that it will sprout again, And that the tender branch thereof will not cease.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A tree hath hope: if it be cut, it groweth green again, and the boughs thereof sprout.

Darby Bible Translation
For there is hope for a tree: if it be cut down, it will sprout again, and its tender branch will not cease;

English Revised Version
For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.

Webster's Bible Translation
For there is hope of a tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its tender branch will not cease.

World English Bible
"For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, that the tender branch of it will not cease.

Young's Literal Translation
For there is of a tree hope, if it be cut down, That again it doth change, That its tender branch doth not cease.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again,.... That is, if it be cut down to the root, and only the stump of the root is left in the ground, as the tree in Nebuchadnezzar's dream, Daniel 4:15, yet the owner of it may entertain a hope that it is not utterly destroyed, but will bud out again; or "change" (s) its state and condition, and become flourishing again: or "renew" (t) itself; and its strength, and put out new shoots and branches; either it will rise up into a new body, as the laurel, as Pliny (u) relates, or produce new sprouts as the willow, alder tree, and others; for this is not true of every tree, though it may be of many; for it is (w) reported of the cypress tree, when cut down, it never sprouts out any more, unless in one place, in Aenaria; but since this is the case of some, it is sufficient to Job's purpose:

and that the tender branch thereof will not cease; from shooting out; or "its suckers will not cease" (x); which may be observed frequently to grow out of the roots of trees, even of those that are cut down, such as above mentioned.

(s) "mutabit se", Drusius; "conditionem suam", Piscator. (t) "Renovat se", Schmidt. (u) Nat. Hist. apud Pinedam in loc. (w) Servius in Virgil. Aeneid. l. 3. p. 681. Plin. Nat. Hist. l. 16. c. 33. (x) "sugensque ejus surculus", Schultens.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. Man may the more claim a peaceful life, since, when separated from it by death, he never returns to it. This does not deny a future life, but a return to the present condition of life. Job plainly hopes for a future state (Job 14:13; Job 7:2). Still, it is but vague and trembling hope, not assurance; excepting the one bright glimpse in Job 19:25. The Gospel revelation was needed to change fears, hopes, and glimpses into clear and definite certainties.

Job 14:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
Job Acknowledges the Finality of Death
6"Turn Your gaze from him that he may rest, Until he fulfills his day like a hired man. 7"For there is hope for a tree, When it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And its shoots will not fail. 8"Though its roots grow old in the ground And its stump dies in the dry soil,…
Cross References
Job 14:6
So look away from him and let him alone, till he has put in his time like a hired laborer.

Job 14:8
Its roots may grow old in the ground and its stump die in the soil,

Isaiah 6:13
And though a tenth remains in the land, it will again be laid waste. But as the terebinth and oak leave stumps when they are cut down, so the holy seed will be the stump in the land."

Daniel 4:15
But let the stump and its roots, bound with iron and bronze, remain in the ground, in the grass of the field. "'Let him be drenched with the dew of heaven, and let him live with the animals among the plants of the earth.
Treasury of Scripture

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