Job 14:14
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English Standard Version
If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my service I would wait, till my renewal should come.

King James Bible
If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.

American Standard Version
If a man die, shall he live again ? All the days of my warfare would I wait, Till my release should come.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

English Revised Version
If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my warfare would I wait, till my release should come.

Webster's Bible Translation
If a man dieth, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change shall come.

Job 14:14 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

7 For there is hope for a tree:

If it is hewn down, it sprouts again,

And its shoot ceaseth not.

8 If its root becometh old in the ground,

And its trunk dieth off in the dust:

9 At the scent of water it buddeth,

And bringeth forth branches like a young plant.

As the tree falleth so it lieth, says a cheerless proverb. Job, a true child of his age, has a still sadder conception of the destiny of man in death; and the conflict through which he is passing makes this sad conception still sadder than it otherwise is. The fate of the tree is far from being so hopeless as that of man; for (1) if a tree is hewn down, it (the stump left in the ground) puts forth new shoots (on החליף, vid., on Psalm 90:6), and young branches (יונקת, the tender juicy sucker μόσχος) do not cease. This is a fact, which is used by Isaiah (Isaiah 6:1-13) as an emblem of a fundamental law in operation in the history of Israel: the terebinth and oak there symbolize Israel; the stump (מצבת) is the remnant that survives the judgment, and this remnant becomes the seed from which a new sanctified Israel springs up after the old is destroyed. Carey is certainly not wrong when he remarks that Job thinks specially of the palm (the date), which is propagated by such suckers; Shaw's expression corresponds exactly to לא תחדל: "when the old trunk dies, there is never wanting one or other of these offsprings to succeed it." Then (2) if the root of a tree becomes old (חזקין inchoative Hiphil: senescere, Ew. 122, c) in the earth, and its trunk (גּזע also of the stem of an undecayed tree, Isaiah 40:24) dies away in the dust, it can nevertheless regain its vitality which had succumbed to the weakness of old age: revived by the scent (ריח always of scent, which anything exhales, not, perhaps Sol 1:3 only excepted, odor equals odoratus) of water, it puts forth buds for both leaves and flowers, and brings forth branches (קציר, prop. cuttings, twigs) again, כמו נטע, like a plant, or a young plant (the form of נטע in pause), therefore, as if fresh planted, lxx ὥσπερ νεόφυτον. One is here at once reminded of the palm which, on the one hand, is pre-eminently a φιλυδρον φυτόν,

(Note: When the English army landed in Egypt in 1801, Sir Sydney Smith gave the troops the sure sign, that wherever date-trees grew there must be water; and this is supported by the fact of people digging after it generally, within a certain range round the tree within which the roots of the tree could obtain moisture from the fluid. - Vid., R. Wilson's History of the Expedition to Egypt, p. 18.)

on the other hand possesses a wonderful vitality, whence it is become a figure for youthful vigour. The palm and the phoenix have one name, and not without reason. The tree reviving as from the dead at the scent of water, which Job describes, is like that wondrous bird rising again from its own ashes (vid., on Job 29:18). Even when centuries have at last destroyed the palm - says Masius, in his beautiful and thoughtful studies of nature - thousands of inextricable fibres of parasites cling about the stem, and delude the traveller with an appearance of life.

Job 14:14 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

shall he live

Job 19:25,26 For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the latter day on the earth...

Ezekiel 37:1-14 The hand of the LORD was on me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD...

Matthew 22:29-32 Jesus answered and said to them, You do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God...

John 5:28,29 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice...

Acts 26:8 Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?

1 Corinthians 15:42-44 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption...

1 Thessalonians 4:14-16 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him...

Revelation 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them...

all the days

Job 14:5 Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with you, you have appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;

Job 7:1 Is there not an appointed time to man on earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?

Job 42:16 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Psalm 40:1,2 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry...

Lamentations 3:25,26 The LORD is good to them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him...

James 5:7,8 Be patient therefore, brothers, to the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth...

will I wait

Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain my own ways before him.

1 Corinthians 15:51,52 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed...

Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like to his glorious body...

Cross References
Job 7:1
"Has not man a hard service on earth, and are not his days like the days of a hired hand?

Job 14:13
Oh that you would hide me in Sheol, that you would conceal me until your wrath be past, that you would appoint me a set time, and remember me!

Job 14:15
You would call, and I would answer you; you would long for the work of your hands.

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