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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CommentaryClarke'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."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The waters (Hence the proverb, 'Constant droppings make a hole in a stone.')
washest. Heb. overflowest
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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 …
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"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and they come to an end without hope.
"But as a mountain erodes and crumbles and as a rock is moved from its place,
They were carried off before their time, their foundations washed away by a flood.
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