As a flower he hath gone forth, and is cut off, And he fleeth as a shadow and standeth not.
Job 14:2 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He cometh forth like a flower - This is a frequent image both in the Old and New Testament writers; I need not quote the places here, as the readers will find them all in the margin.
He fleeth also as a shadow - Himself, as he appears among men, is only the shadow of his real, substantial, and eternal being. He is here compared to a vegetable; he springs up, bears his flower is often nipped by disease, blasted by afflictions and at last cut down by death. The bloom of youth, even in the most prosperous state, is only the forerunner of hoary hairs, enfeebled muscles, impaired senses, general debility, anility, and dissolution. All these images are finely embodied, and happily expressed, in the beautiful lines of a very nervous and correct poet, too little known, but whose compositions deserve the first place among what may be called the minor poets of Britain. See at the end of the chapter, Job 14:22 (note).
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Psalm 90:5-9 You carry them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which grows up...
Psalm 92:7,12 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever...
Psalm 103:15,16 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourishes...
Isaiah 40:6-8 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field...
James 1:10,11 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away...
James 4:14 Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appears for a little time...
1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass wither, and the flower thereof falls away:
Job 8:9 (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days on earth are a shadow:)
Job 9:25,26 Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good...
1 Chronicles 29:15 For we are strangers before you, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow...
Psalm 102:11 My days are like a shadow that declines; and I am withered like grass.
Psalm 144:4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passes away.
Ecclesiastes 8:13 But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he fears not before God.
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