Job 14:12
New International Version
so he lies down and does not rise; till the heavens are no more, people will not awake or be roused from their sleep.

New Living Translation
people are laid to rest and do not rise again. Until the heavens are no more, they will not wake up nor be roused from their sleep.

English Standard Version
so a man lies down and rises not again; till the heavens are no more he will not awake or be roused out of his sleep.

Berean Study Bible
so man lies down and does not rise. Until the heavens are no more, he will not be awakened or roused from his sleep.

New American Standard Bible
So man lies down and does not rise. Until the heavens are no longer, He will not awake nor be aroused out of his sleep.

King James Bible
So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

Christian Standard Bible
so people lie down never to rise again. They will not wake up until the heavens are no more; they will not stir from their sleep.

Contemporary English Version
we fall into the sleep of death, never to rise again, until the sky disappears.

Good News Translation
people die, never to rise. They will never wake up while the sky endures; they will never stir from their sleep.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so man lies down never to rise again. They will not wake up until the heavens are no more; they will not stir from their sleep.

International Standard Version
so also a person lies down and does not get up; they won't awaken until the heavens are no more, nor will they arise from their sleep."

NET Bible
so man lies down and does not rise; until the heavens are no more, they will not awake nor arise from their sleep.

New Heart English Bible
so man lies down and doesn't rise. Until the heavens are no more, they shall not awake, nor be roused out of their sleep.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
so each person lies down and does not rise until the heavens cease to exist. He does not wake up. He is not awakened from his sleep.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So man lieth down and riseth not; Till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, Nor be roused out of their sleep.

New American Standard 1977
So man lies down and does not rise. Until the heavens be no more, He will not awake nor be aroused out of his sleep.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So man lies down and does not rise; until there is no heaven, they shall not awake nor be raised out of their sleep.

King James 2000 Bible
So man lies down, and rises not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

American King James Version
So man lies down, and rises not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

American Standard Version
So man lieth down and riseth not: Till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, Nor be roused out of their sleep.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And man that has lain down in death shall certainly not rise again till the heaven be dissolved, and they shall not awake from their sleep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So man when he is fallen asleep shall not rise again; till the heavens be broken, he shall not awake, nor rise up out of his sleep.

Darby Bible Translation
So man lieth down, and riseth not again; till the heavens be no more, they do not awake, nor are raised out of their sleep.

English Revised Version
So man lieth down and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be roused out of their sleep.

Webster's Bible Translation
So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens shall be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

World English Bible
so man lies down and doesn't rise. Until the heavens are no more, they shall not awake, nor be roused out of their sleep.

Young's Literal Translation
And man hath lain down, and riseth not, Till the wearing out of the heavens they awake not, Nor are roused from their sleep.
Study Bible
Job Laments the Finality of Death
11As water disappears from the sea and a river becomes parched and dry, 12so man lies down and does not rise. Until the heavens are no more, he will not be awakened or roused from his sleep. 13If only You would hide me in Sheol and conceal me until Your anger passes. If only You would appoint a time for me and then remember me.…
Cross References
Job 3:13
For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest

Psalm 90:5
You whisk them away in their sleep; they are like the new grass of the morning--

Treasury of Scripture

So man lies down, and rises not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

So man

Job 10:21,22
Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; …

Job 30:23
For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.

Ecclesiastes 3:19-21
For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity…

till the heavens

Job 19:25-27
For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: …

Psalm 102:26
They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:

Isaiah 51:6
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

awake

Job 3:13
For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest,

Job 7:21
And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.

Isaiah 26:19
Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.







Lexicon
so man
וְאִ֥ישׁ (wə·’îš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

lies down
שָׁכַ֗ב (šā·ḵaḇ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7901: To lie down

and does not
וְֽלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

rise.
יָ֫ק֥וּם (yā·qūm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

Until
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

the heavens
שָׁ֭מַיִם (ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8064: Heaven, sky

are no more,
בִּלְתִּ֣י (bil·tî)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 1115: A failure of, not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until

he will not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

be awakened
יָקִ֑יצוּ (yā·qî·ṣū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6974: Arise, be awake, watch

[or]
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

roused
יֵ֝עֹ֗רוּ (yê·‘ō·rū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5782: To rouse oneself, awake

from his sleep.
מִשְּׁנָתָֽם׃ (miš·šə·nā·ṯām)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8142: Sleep
Verse 12. - So man lieth down, and riseth not. This is not an absolute denial of a final resurrection, since Job is speaking of the world as it lies before him, not of eventualities. Just as he sees the land encroach upon the sea, and remain land, and the river-courses, once dried up, remain dry, so he sees men descend into the grave and remain there, without rising up again. This is the established order of nature as it exists before his eyes. Till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake. This order of things, Job believes, rightly enough, will continue as long as the heavens and the earth endure. What will happen afterwards he does not so much as inquire. It is remarked, ingeniously, that Job's words, though not intended in this sense, exactly "coincide with the declarations of the New Testament, which make the resurrection simultaneous with the breaking up of the visible universe" (Canon Cook). Nor be raised out of their sleep. If "the glimmer of a hope" of the resurrection appears anywhere in vers. 10-12, it is in the comparison of death to a sleep, which is inseparably connected in our minds with an awakening. 14:7-15 Though a tree is cut down, yet, in a moist situation, shoots come forth, and grow up as a newly planted tree. But when man is cut off by death, he is for ever removed from his place in this world. The life of man may fitly be compared to the waters of a land flood, which spread far, but soon dry up. All Job's expressions here show his belief in the great doctrine of the resurrection. Job's friends proving miserable comforters, he pleases himself with the expectation of a change. If our sins are forgiven, and our hearts renewed to holiness, heaven will be the rest of our souls, while our bodies are hidden in the grave from the malice of our enemies, feeling no more pain from our corruptions, or our corrections.
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