Job 14:14
New International Version
If someone dies, will they live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait for my renewal to come.

New Living Translation
Can the dead live again? If so, this would give me hope through all my years of struggle, and I would eagerly await the release of death.

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.

Berean Study Bible
When a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait, until my renewal comes.

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.

New King James Version
If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait, Till my change comes.

New American Standard Bible
“If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my struggle I will wait Until my relief comes.

NASB 1995
"If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my struggle I will wait Until my change comes.

NASB 1977
“If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my struggle I will wait, Until my change comes.

Amplified Bible
“If a man dies, will he live again? I will wait all the days of my struggle Until my change and release will come.

Christian Standard Bible
When a person dies, will he come back to life? If so, I would wait all the days of my struggle until my relief comes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When a man dies, will he come back to life? If so, I would wait all the days of my struggle until my relief comes.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If a man dies does he live? And all the days of his youth he waits until his old age comes

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For if a man should die, shall he live again, having accomplished the days of his life? I will wait till I exist again?

Contemporary English Version
Will we humans live again? I would gladly suffer and wait for my time.

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.

Good News Translation
If a man dies, can he come back to life? But I will wait for better times, wait till this time of trouble is ended.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If a person dies, will he go on living? I will wait for my relief to come as long as my hard labor continues.

International Standard Version
If a human being dies, will he live again? I will endure the entire time of my assigned service, until I am changed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If a man die, may he live again? All the days of my service would I wait, till my relief should come--

Literal Standard Version
If a man dies—does he revive? All [the] days of my warfare I wait, until my change comes.

NET Bible
If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait until my release comes.

New Heart English Bible
If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my warfare would I wait, until my release should come.

World English Bible
If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my warfare would I wait, until my release should come.

Young's Literal Translation
If a man dieth -- doth he revive? All days of my warfare I wait, till my change come.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Laments the Finality of Death
13If only You would hide me in Sheol and conceal me until Your anger has passed! If only You would appoint a time for me and then remember me! 14When a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait, until my renewal comes. 15You will call, and I will answer; You will desire the work of Your hands.…

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

Job 14:13
If only You would hide me in Sheol and conceal me until Your anger has passed! If only You would appoint a time for me and then remember me!

Job 14:15
You will call, and I will answer; You will desire the work of Your hands.


Treasury of Scripture

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

shall he live

Job 19:25,26
For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: …

Ezekiel 37:1-14
The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, …

Matthew 22:29-32
Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God…

all the days

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

Job 7:1
Is there not an appointed time to man upon 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.

will I wait

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

1 Corinthians 15:51,52
Behold, I shew 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 unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.









(14) If a man die, shall he live again?--Why ask the question if it were absolutely certain that he would not? "All the days of my warfare--i.e., as long as I live--I will hope, till my change or transition from life to death comes, that Thou shalt call and I shall answer Thee, that Thou wilt long for the work of Thine hands."

Verse 14. - If a man die, shall he live again? The question is clearly intended to be answered in the negative. It is not a dispassionate inquiry, but an expression of hopelessness. Let a man once die, and of course he cannot live again. Were it otherwise, then, Job says, all the days of my appointed time will I wait; or, rather (as in the Revised Version), all the days of my warfare would I wait; i.e. I would patiently endure any sufferings in the larger hope that would then be open to me. I would wait till my change (rather, my renewal) come. The exact nature of the 'renewal" which Job seems here to expect is obscure. Perhaps he is pursuing the idea, broached in ver. 13, of his being conveyed alive to Hades, and looks forward to a furthur renewed life after he is released from that "land of darkness."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

a man
גֶּ֗בֶר (ge·ḇer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1397: A valiant man, warrior, a person simply

dies,
יָמ֥וּת (yā·mūṯ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

will he live [again]?
הֲיִ֫חְיֶ֥ה (hă·yiḥ·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2421: To live, to revive

All
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the days
יְמֵ֣י (yə·mê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3117: A day

of my hard service
צְבָאִ֣י (ṣə·ḇā·’î)
Noun - common singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign

I will wait,
אֲיַחֵ֑ל (’ă·ya·ḥêl)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3176: To wait, to be patient, hope

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

my relief
חֲלִיפָתִֽי׃ (ḥă·lî·p̄ā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 2487: Alternation

comes.
בּ֝֗וֹא (bō·w)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go


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