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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1Job entreats God for favour, by the shortness of life, and certainty of death.
7He waits for his change.
16By sin the creature is subject to corruption.
 
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Chapter 14

Verse 1
Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.


born
15:14; 25:4; Psalms 51:5; Matthew 11:11
of few days
Heb. short of days.
7:1,6; 9:25; Genesis 47:9; Psalms 39:5
full
5:7; Ecclesiastes 2:17,23

Verse 2
He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
like
Psalms 90:5-9; 92:7,12; 103:15,16; Isaiah 40:6-8; James 1:10,11; 4:14; 1 Peter 1:24
fleeth
8:9; 9:25,26; 1 Chronicles 29:15; Psalms 102:11; 144:4; Ecclesiastes 8:13

Verse 3
And dost thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment with thee?
And dost
7:17,18; 13:25; Psalms 144:3
bringest
9:19,20,32; 13:27; Psalms 143:2; Romans 3:19

Verse 4
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.
Who can bring
Heb. Who will give.
15:14; 25:4-6; Genesis 5:3; Psalms 51:5; 90:5; John 3:6; Romans 5:12; 8:8,9; Ephesians 2:3
a clean
Luke 1:35

Verse 5
Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;
his days
14; 7:1; 12:10; Psalms 39:4; Daniel 5:26,30; 9:24; 11:36; Luke 12:20; Acts 17:26; Hebrews 9:27
the number
21:21
thou hast
23:13,14; Psalms 104:9,29; Daniel 4:35; Revelation 1:18; 3:7

Verse 6
Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.
Turn
7:16,19; 10:20; Psalms 39:13
rest
Heb. cease. as an hireling.
7:1,2; Matthew 20:1-8

Verse 7
For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.
that it will sprout
14; 19:10; Isaiah 11:1; 27:6; Daniel 4:15,23-25

Verse 8
Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;
die in the ground
Isaiah 26:19; John 12:24; 1 Corinthians 15:36

Verse 9
Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.
and bring
Ezekiel 17:3-10,22-24; 19:10; Romans 11:17-24

Verse 10
But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?
wasteth away
Heb. is weakened, or, cut off. man.
3:11; 10:18; 11:20; 17:13-16; Genesis 49:33; Matthew 27:50; Acts 5:10
where is he
12; 7:7-10; 19:26; Proverbs 14:32; Luke 16:22,23

Verse 11
As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up:
the flood
6:15-18; Jeremiah 15:18

Verse 12
So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.
So man
10:21,22; 30:23; Ecclesiastes 3:19-21; 12:5
till the heavens
19:25-27; Psalms 102:26; Isaiah 51:6; 65:17; 66:22; Matthew 24:35; Acts 3:21; Romans 8:20; 2 Peter 3:7,10-13; Revelation 20:11; 21:1
awake
3:13; 7:21; Isaiah 26:19; Daniel 12:2; John 11:11-13; Ephesians 5:14; 1 Thessalonians 4:14,15

Verse 13
O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me!
hide me
3:17-19; Isaiah 57:1,2
until
Isaiah 12:1; 26:20,21
appoint me
Mark 13:32; Acts 1:7; 17:31
remember
Genesis 8:1; Psalms 106:4; Luke 23:42

Verse 14
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
19:25,26; Ezekiel 37:1-14; Matthew 22:29-32; John 5:28,29; Acts 26:8; 1 Corinthians 15:42-44; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-16; Revelation 20:13
all the days
5; 7:1; 42:16; Psalms 27:14; 40:1,2; Lamentations 3:25,26; James 5:7,8
will I wait
13:15; 1 Corinthians 15:51,52; Philippians 3:21

Verse 15
Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.
shalt call
13:22; Psalms 50:4,5; 1 Thessalonians 4:17; 1 John 2:28
thou wilt have
7:21; 10:3,8; Psalms 138:8; 1 Peter 4:19

Verse 16
For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?
thou numberest
10:6,14; 13:27; 31:4; 33:11; 34:21; Psalms 56:6; 139:1-4; Proverbs 5:21; Jeremiah 32:19

Verse 17
My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up mine iniquity.
sealed up
21:19; Deuteronomy 32:34; Hosea 13:12

Verse 18
And surely the mountain falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his place.
the mountain
Psalms 102:25,26; Isaiah 40:12; 41:15,16; 54:10; 64:1; Jeremiah 4:24; Revelation 6:14; Revelation 8:8; 20:11
cometh to nought
Heb. fadeth. the rock.
18:4; Matthew 27:51

Verse 19
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.
The waters
Hence the proverb, "Constant droppings make a hole in a stone."
washest
Heb. overflowest.
Genesis 6:17; 7:21-23
destroyest
19:10; 27:8; Psalms 30:6,7; Ezekiel 37:11; Luke 12:19,20

Verse 20
Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away.
prevailest
Ecclesiastes 8:8
changest
14; 2:12; Lamentations 4:8

Verse 21
His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.
he knoweth it not
1 Samuel 4:20; Psalms 39:6; Ecclesiastes 2:18,19; 9:5; Isaiah 39:7,8; 63:16

Verse 22
But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.
his flesh
19:20,22,26; 33:19-21
his soul
Proverbs 14:32; Luke 16:23,24


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Job 14". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=job&chapter=014>.  

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