Man [that is] born7 of a woman [is] of few days, and full of trouble.
He cometh forth1 like a flower, and is cut down:4 he fleeth4 also as a shadow, and continueth4 not.
And dost thou open1 thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest55 me into judgment with thee?
Who can bring4 a clean [thing] out of an unclean? not one.
Seeing his days [are] determined,7 the number of his months [are] with thee, thou hast appointed1 his bounds that he cannot pass;4
Turn3 from him, that he may rest,4 till he shall accomplish,4 as an hireling, his day.
For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down,11 that it will sprout55 again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.4
Though the root thereof wax old55 in the earth, and the stock thereof die4 in the ground;
[Yet] through the scent of water it will bud,55 and bring forth1 boughs like a plant.
But man dieth,4 and wasteth away:4 yea, man giveth up the ghost,4 and where [is] he?
[As] the waters fail1 from the sea, and the flood decayeth4 and drieth up:1
So man lieth down,1 and riseth4 not: till the heavens [be] no more, they shall not awake,55 nor be raised11 out of their sleep.
O that4 thou wouldest hide55 me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret,55 until thy wrath be past,2 that thou wouldest appoint4 me a set time, and remember4 me!
If a man die,4 shall he live4 [again]? all the days of my appointed time will I wait,17 till my change come.2
Thou shalt call,4 and I will answer4 thee: thou wilt have a desire4 to the work of thine hands.
For now thou numberest4 my steps: dost thou not watch4 over my sin?
My transgression [is] sealed up7 in a bag, and thou sewest up4 mine iniquity.
And surely the mountain falling6 cometh to nought,4 and the rock is removed4 out of his place.
The waters wear1 the stones: thou washest away4 the things which grow [out] of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest52 the hope of man.
Thou prevailest4 for ever against him, and he passeth:4 thou changest18 his countenance, and sendest him away.17
His sons come to honour,4 and he knoweth4 [it] not; and they are brought low,4 but he perceiveth4 [it] not of them.
But his flesh upon him shall have pain,4 and his soul within him shall mourn.4