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Since their days are determined,
    and the number of their months is known to you,
    and you have appointed the bounds that they cannot pass,
look away from them, and desist,[a]
    that they may enjoy, like labourers, their days.

‘For there is hope for a tree,
    if it is cut down, that it will sprout again,
    and that its shoots will not cease.

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Footnotes

  1. Job 14:6 Cn: Heb that they may desist

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

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

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