Job 14:5
New International Version
A person's days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed.

New Living Translation
You have decided the length of our lives. You know how many months we will live, and we are not given a minute longer.

English Standard Version
Since his days are determined, and the number of his months is with you, and you have appointed his limits that he cannot pass,

Berean Study Bible
Since his days are determined and the number of his months is with You, and since You have set limits that he cannot exceed,

New American Standard Bible
"Since his days are determined, The number of his months is with You; And his limits You have set so that he cannot pass.

King James Bible
Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;

Christian Standard Bible
Since a person's days are determined and the number of his months depends on you, and since you have set limits he cannot pass,

Contemporary English Version
Our time on earth is brief; the number of our days is already decided by you.

Good News Translation
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Since man's days are determined and the number of his months depends on You, and since You have set limits he cannot pass,

International Standard Version
Since his days have been determined, the number of his months is known to you. You've set his limit and he cannot exceed it.

NET Bible
Since man's days are determined, the number of his months is under your control; you have set his limit and he cannot pass it.

New Heart English Bible
Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months is with you, and you have appointed his bounds that he can't pass;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If the number of his days and the number of his months are determined by you, and you set his limit, then he cannot go past it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Seeing his days are determined, The number of his months is with Thee, And Thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;

New American Standard 1977
“Since his days are determined, The number of his months is with Thee, And his limits Thou hast set so that he cannot pass.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass.

King James 2000 Bible
Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with you, you have appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;

American King James Version
Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with you, you have appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;

American Standard Version
Seeing his days are determined, The number of his months is with thee, And thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;

Douay-Rheims Bible
The days of man are short, and the number of his months is with thee: thou hast appointed his bounds which cannot be passed.

Darby Bible Translation
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,

English Revised Version
Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months is with thee, and thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;

Webster's Bible Translation
Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months is with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;

World English Bible
Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months is with you, and you have appointed his bounds that he can't pass;

Young's Literal Translation
If determined are his days, The number of his months are with Thee, His limit Thou hast made, And he passeth not over;
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Job Laments the Finality of Death
4Who can bring clean out of unclean? No one! 5Since his days are determined and the number of his months is with You, and since You have set limits that he cannot exceed, 6look away from him and let him rest, so he can enjoy his day as a hired hand.…
Cross References
Job 21:21
For what does he care about his household after him, when the number of his months has run out?

Psalm 31:15
My times are in Your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me.

Psalm 139:16
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all my days were written in Your book and ordained for me before one of them came to be.

Ecclesiastes 3:2
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,

Treasury of Scripture

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

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the number

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thou hast

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Lexicon
Since
אִ֥ם (’im)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

his days
יָמָ֗יו (yā·māw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

[are] determined
חֲרוּצִ֨ים ׀ (ḥă·rū·ṣîm)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2782: To point sharply, to wound, to be alert, to decide

and the number
מִֽסְפַּר־ (mis·par-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4557: A number, definite, indefinite, narration

of his months
חֳדָשָׁ֥יו (ḥo·ḏā·šāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2320: The new moon, a month

[is] with You,
אִתָּ֑ךְ (’it·tāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

and since You have set
עָ֝שִׂ֗יתָ (‘ā·śî·ṯā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

limits
חֻקָּ֥יו (ḥuq·qāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2706: Something prescribed or owed, a statute

that he cannot
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

exceed,
יַעֲבֽוֹר׃ (ya·‘ă·ḇō·wr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on
Verse 5. - Seeing his days are determined. Job here returns to the consideration of the shortness of man's life. "His days are determined;" i.e. they are a limited period, known to and fixed beforehand by God. They are not like God's days, which "endure throughout all generations" (Psalm 102:24). The number of his months are with thee. "With thee" means here "known to thee," "laid up in thy counsels." Thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass. "His bounds" are "the limit of his lifetime." The three clauses are pleonastic. One idea pervades them all. 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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