Job 14:19
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New International Version
as water wears away stones and torrents wash away the soil, so you destroy a person's hope.

King James Bible
The waters wear the stones: thou washest away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man.

Darby Bible Translation
The waters wear the stones, the floods thereof wash away the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man.

World English Bible
The waters wear the stones. The torrents of it wash away the dust of the earth. So you destroy the hope of man.

Young's Literal Translation
Stones have waters worn away, Their outpourings wash away the dust of earth, And the hope of man Thou hast destroyed.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Job 14:19The waters wear the stones - Even the common stones are affected in the same way. Were even earthquakes and violent concussions of nature wanting, the action of water, either running over them as a stream, or even falling upon them in drops, will wear these stones. Hence the proverb: -

Gutta cavat lapidem non vi sed saepe cadendo.

"Constant droppings will make a hole in a flint."

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The waters (Hence the proverb, 'Constant droppings make a hole in a stone.')

washest. Heb. overflowest

Genesis 6:17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters on the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life...

Genesis 7:21-23 And all flesh died that moved on the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast...

destroyest

Job 19:10 He has destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and my hope has he removed like a tree.

Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when God takes away his soul?

Psalm 30:6,7 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved...

Ezekiel 37:11 Then he said to me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost...

Luke 12:19,20 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry...

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February 18 Evening
Adam . . . begat a son in his own likeness.--GEN. 5:3. Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean?--Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Dead in trespasses and sins; . . . by nature the children of wrath, even as others.--I am carnal, sold under sin. That which I do I allow not; for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing. By one man sin entered into the world, . . . by one man's
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Job's Question, Jesus' Answer
'If a man die, shall he live again?'--JOB xiv. 14. '... I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26. And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.'--JOHN xi. 25, 26. Job's question waited long for an answer. Weary centuries rolled away; but at last the doubting, almost despairing, cry put into the mouth of the man of sorrows of the Old Testament is answered by the Man of Sorrows of the New. The answer in words is this second
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Whether There is to be a Resurrection of the Body?
Objection 1: It would seem that there is not to be a resurrection of the body: for it is written (Job 14:12): "Man, when he is fallen asleep, shall not rise again till the heavens be broken." But the heavens shall never be broken, since the earth, to which seemingly this is still less applicable, "standeth for ever" (Eccles. 1:4). Therefore the man that is dead shall never rise again. Objection 2: Further, Our Lord proves the resurrection by quoting the words: "I am the God of Abraham, and the God
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether the Time of Our Resurrection Should be Delayed Till the End of the World?
Objection 1: It would seem that the time of the resurrection ought not to be delayed till the end of the world, so that all may rise together. For there is more conformity between head and members than between one member and another, as there is more between cause and effect than between one effect and another. Now Christ, Who is our Head, did not delay His resurrection until the end of the world, so as to rise again together with all men. Therefore there is no need for the resurrection of the early
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Job 7:6
"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and they come to an end without hope.

Job 14:18
"But as a mountain erodes and crumbles and as a rock is moved from its place,

Job 22:16
They were carried off before their time, their foundations washed away by a flood.

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