A A A A A
Bible Book List

Job 14:6-8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

look away from them, and desist,[a]
    that they may enjoy, like laborers, 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.
Though its root grows old in the earth,
    and its stump dies in the ground,

Footnotes:

  1. Job 14:6 Cn: Heb that they may desist
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Job 14:6-8 Common English Bible (CEB)

Look away from us that we may rest,
    until we are satisfied like a worker at day’s end.

Trees versus humans

Indeed there is hope for a tree.
    If it’s cut down and still sprouting
    and its shoots don’t fail,
    if its roots age in the ground
        and its stump dies in the dust,

Common English Bible (CEB)

Copyright © 2011 by Common English Bible

Viewing of
Cross references
Footnotes