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“A mortal, born of woman, few of days and full of trouble,


comes up like a flower and withers,

flees like a shadow and does not last.

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Job 14:1-22. Job Passes from His Own to the Common Misery of Mankind.

1. woman—feeble, and in the East looked down upon (Ge 2:21). Man being born of one so frail must be frail himself (Mt 11:11).

few days—(Ge 47:9; Ps 90:10). Literally, "short of days." Man is the reverse of full of days and short of trouble.

2. (Ps 90:6; see on Job 8:9).