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Job 14:5-7 Good News Translation (GNT)

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.
Look away from us and leave us alone;[a]
    let us enjoy our hard life—if we can.[b]

There is hope for a tree that has been cut down;
    it can come back to life and sprout.


  1. Job 14:6 One Hebrew manuscript and leave us alone; most Hebrew manuscripts so that we may rest.
  2. Job 14:6 let us … can; or until we finish our day of hard work.
Good News Translation (GNT)

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Job 14:5-7 New International Version (NIV)

A person’s days are determined;
    you have decreed the number of his months
    and have set limits he cannot exceed.
So look away from him and let him alone,
    till he has put in his time like a hired laborer.

“At least there is hope for a tree:
    If it is cut down, it will sprout again,
    and its new shoots will not fail.

New International Version (NIV)

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