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The length of our lives is decided beforehand--the number of months we will live. You have settled it, and it can't be changed.
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The days of man are short, and the number of his months is with thee: thou hast appointed his bounds which cannot be passed.
Job 14:14 Shall man that is dead, thinkest thou, live again? all the days in which I am now in warfare, I expect until my change come.
Job 7:1 The life of man upon earth is a warfare, and his days are like the days of a hireling.
Job 12:10 In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the spirit of all flesh of man.
Psalm 39:4 I spoke with my tongue: O Lord, make me know my end. And what is the number of my days: that I may know what is wanting to me.
Daniel 5:26,30 And this is the interpretation of the word. MANE: God hath numbered thy kingdom, and hath finished it. . . .
Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are shortened upon thy people, and upon thy holy city, that transgression may be finished, and sin may have an end, and iniquity may be abolished; and everlasting justice may be brought; and vision and prophecy may be fulfilled; and the Saint of saints may be anointed.
Daniel 11:36 And the king shall do according to his will, and he shall be lifted up, and shall magnify himself against every god: and he shall speak great things against the God of gods, and shall prosper, till the wrath be accomplished. For the determination is made.
Luke 12:20 But God said to him: Thou fool, this night do they require thy soul of thee. And whose shall those things be which thou hast provided?
Acts 17:26 And hath made of one, all mankind, to dwell upon the whole face of the earth, determining appointed times and the limits of their habitation.
Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this the judgment:
Job 21:21 For what is it to him what befalleth his house after him: and if the number of his months be diminished by one half?
Job 23:13,14 For he is alone, and no man can turn away his thought: and whatsoever his soul hath desired, that hath he done. . . .
Psalm 104:9,29 Thou hast set a bound which they shall not pass over; neither shall they return to cover the earth. . . .
Revelation 1:18 And alive, and was dead. And behold I am living for ever and ever and have the keys of death and of hell.
Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church of Philadelphia write: These things saith the Holy One and the true one, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth and no man shutteth, shutteth and no man openeth:
ContextJob Laments the Finality of Death
…4Who can make him clean that is conceived of unclean seed? is it not thou who only art? 5The days of man are short, and the number of his months is with thee: thou hast appointed his bounds which cannot be passed.6Depart a little from him, that he may rest until his wished for day come, as that of the hireling.…
For what is it to him what befalleth his house after him: and if the number of his months be diminished by one half?
My lots are in thy hands. Deliver me out of the hands of my enemies; and from them that persecute me.
Thy eyes did see my imperfect being, and in thy book all shall be written: days shall be formed, and no one in them.
A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.
Additional TranslationsSince his days are determined and the number of his months is with You, and since You have set limits that he cannot exceed,Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with you, you have appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;
Seeing his days are determined, The number of his months is with thee, And thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;
if even his life should be but one day upon the earth: and his months are numbered by him: thou hast appointed him for a time, and he shall by no means exceed it.
If his days are determined, if the number of his months is with thee, [and] thou hast appointed his bounds which he must not pass,
Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months is with thee, and thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;
Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months is with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;
Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months is with you, and you have appointed his bounds that he can't pass;
If determined are his days, The number of his months are with Thee, His limit Thou hast made, And he passeth not over;
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