Man, born of woman! Of few days, and full of trouble!
Job 14:1 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Man - born of a woman - There is a delicacy in the original, not often observed: אדם ילוד אשה Adam yelud ishah, "Adam born of a woman, few of days, and full of tremor." Adam, who did not spring from woman, but was immediately formed by God, had many days, for he lived nine hundred and thirty years; during which time neither sin nor death had multiplied in the earth, as they were found in the days of Job. But the Adam who springs now from woman, in the way of ordinary generation, has very few years. Seventy, on an average, being the highest term, may be well said to be few in days; and all matter of fact shows that they are full of fears and apprehensions, רגז rogez, cares, anxieties, and tremors. He seems born, not indeed to live, but to die; and, by living, he forfeits the title to life.
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Job 15:14 What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
Job 25:4 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?
Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Matthew 11:11 Truly I say to you, Among them that are born of women there has not risen a greater than John the Baptist...
of few days. Heb. short of days
Job 7:1,6 Is there not an appointed time to man on earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling...
Job 9:25 Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good.
Genesis 47:9 And Jacob said to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years...
Psalm 39:5 Behold, you have made my days as an handbreadth; and my age is as nothing before you...
Job 5:7 Yet man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
Ecclesiastes 2:17,23 Therefore I hated life; because the work that is worked under the sun is grievous to me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit...
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