Job 14:1
New International Version
"Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble.

New Living Translation
"How frail is humanity! How short is life, how full of trouble!

English Standard Version
“Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble.

Berean Study Bible
Man, who is born of woman, is short of days and full of trouble.

New American Standard Bible
"Man, who is born of woman, Is short-lived and full of turmoil.

King James Bible
Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

Christian Standard Bible
Anyone born of woman is short of days and full of trouble.

Contemporary English Version
Life is short and sorrowful for every living soul.

Good News Translation
We are all born weak and helpless. All lead the same short, troubled life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Man born of woman is short of days and full of trouble.

International Standard Version
Human beings born by women are short-lived and full of trouble.

NET Bible
"Man, born of woman, lives but a few days, and they are full of trouble.

New Heart English Bible
"Man, who is born of a woman, is of few days, and full of trouble.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"A person who is born of a woman is short-lived and is full of trouble.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Man that is born of a woman Is of few days, and full of trouble.

New American Standard 1977
“Man, who is born of woman, Is short-lived and full of turmoil.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.

King James 2000 Bible
Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

American King James Version
Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.

American Standard Version
Man, that is born of a woman, Is of few days, and full of trouble.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For a mortal born of a woman is short lived, and full of wrath.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Man born of a woman, living for a short time, is filled with many miseries.

Darby Bible Translation
Man, born of woman, is of few days, and full of trouble.

English Revised Version
Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

Webster's Bible Translation
Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

World English Bible
"Man, who is born of a woman, is of few days, and full of trouble.

Young's Literal Translation
Man, born of woman! Of few days, and full of trouble!
Study Bible
Job Laments the Finality of Death
1Man, who is born of woman, is short of days and full of trouble. 2Like a flower, he comes forth, then withers away; like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure.…
Cross References
Genesis 3:17
And to Adam He said: "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree from which I commanded you not to eat, cursed is the ground because of you; through toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.

Job 5:7
Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.

Job 7:1
Is not man consigned to labor on earth? Are not his days like those of a hired hand?

Job 10:20
Are my days not few? Withdraw from me, that I may have a little comfort,

Psalm 89:47
Remember how short is my lifespan. For what futility You have created all men!

Ecclesiastes 2:23
Indeed, all his days are filled with grief, and his task is sorrowful; even at night, his mind does not rest. This too is futile.

Jeremiah 20:18
Why did I come out of the womb to see only trouble and sorrow, and to end my days in shame?

Treasury of Scripture

Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.

born

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 shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

of few days.

Job 7:1,6
Is there not an appointed time to man upon 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 unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.

full

Job 5:7
Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

Ecclesiastes 2:17,23
Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit…







Lexicon
Man,
אָ֭דָם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

who is born
יְל֣וּד (yə·lūḏ)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

of woman,
אִשָּׁ֑ה (’iš·šāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

is short
קְצַ֥ר (qə·ṣar)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7116: Short

of days
יָ֝מִ֗ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

and full
וּֽשְׂבַֽע־ (ū·śə·ḇa‘-)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7646: To be sated, satisfied or surfeited

of trouble.
רֹֽגֶז׃ (rō·ḡez)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7267: Commotion, restlessness, crash, disquiet, anger
XIV.

(1) Man that is born of a woman is of few days.--He now takes occasion to dilate on the miserable estate of man generally, rising from the particular instance in himself to the common lot of the race. It is not improbable that these words should be connected with the last of the former chapter. He, as a rotten thing, consumeth--a man born of woman, short of days and full of trouble, who came forth as a flower and was (began to be) cut off (at once); who fled as the shadow that abideth not. After having resolved to come into judgment with God, he pictures to himself the miserable creature with whom God will have to contend if He contends with him.

Verses 1-22. - This chapter, in which Job concludes the fourth of his addresses, is characterized by a tone of mild and gentle expostulation, which contrasts with the comparative vehemence and passion of the two preceding chapters. It would seem that the patriarch, having vented his feelings, experiences a certain relief, an interval of calm, in which, his own woes pressing less heavily upon him, he is content to moralize on the general condition of humanity. Verse 1. - Man that is born of a woman. In this fact Job sees the origin of man's inherent weakness. He is "born of a woman," who is "the weaker vessel" (1 Peter 3:7). He is conceived by her in uncleanness (Psalm 51:5; comp. below, ver. 4), brought forth in sorrow and pain (Genesis 3:16) suckled at her breasts, placed for years under her guidance. No wonder that he shares the weakness of which she is a sort of type. Is of few days; literally, short of days. Length and shortness of days are, no doubt, relative; and it is difficult to say what term of life would not have seemed short to men as they looked back upon it. To Jacob, at the age of a hundred and thirty, it appeared that "few and evil had the days of the years of his life been" (Genesis 47:9). Methuselah, perhaps, thought the same. We all, as we come towards old age, and death draws manifestly near, feel as if we had only just begun to live, as if, at any rate, we had not done half our work, and were about to be cut off before our time. But would the case be seriously different if our tale of years were doubled? And fall of trouble (comp. Job 5:7). 14:1-6 Job enlarges upon the condition of man, addressing himself also to God. Every man of Adam's fallen race is short-lived. All his show of beauty, happiness, and splendour falls before the stroke of sickness or death, as the flower before the scythe; or passes away like the shadow. How is it possible for a man's conduct to be sinless, when his heart is by nature unclean? Here is a clear proof that Job understood and believed the doctrine of original sin. He seems to have intended it as a plea, why the Lord should not deal with him according to his own works, but according to His mercy and grace. It is determined, in the counsel and decree of God, how long we shall live. Our times are in his hands, the powers of nature act under him; in him we live and move. And it is very useful to reflect seriously on the shortness and uncertainty of human life, and the fading nature of all earthly enjoyments. But it is still more important to look at the cause, and remedy of these evils. Until we are born of the Spirit, no spiritually good thing dwells in us, or can proceed from us. Even the little good in the regenerate is defiled with sin. We should therefore humble ourselves before God, and cast ourselves wholly on the mercy of God, through our Divine Surety. We should daily seek the renewing of the Holy Ghost, and look to heaven as the only place of perfect holiness and happiness.
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