Job 14:7
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7  There is hope for a tree; If it is cut down it will renew itself; Its shoots will not cease.

KEE YAYSH la-AYTZ tik-VAH im yi-ka-RAYT v’-OD ya-kha-LEEF v’-yo-nak-TO LO tekh-DAL

ז  כִּי יֵשׁ לָעֵץ תִּקְוָה אִם־יִכָּרֵת וְעוֹד יַחֲלִיף וְיֹנַקְתּוֹ לֹא תֶחְדָּל׃

14:7 There is hope for a tree


The badlands of Ruhama near the city of Sderot.

Iyov contrasts the passing of man to the death of a tree. Once a man has departed from this world, he cannot be brought back to life. A tree, on the other hand, though seemingly lifeless, can be revived. Similarly, Yeshayahu writes (6:13) that though a tree appears dead after it sheds its leaves, the trunk remains, and from there, the tree will flower again in the spring. Yeshayahu compares the Children of Israel to a tree. Though at times it appears that they have been annihilated and will cease to exist, a holy remnant always remains, from which they will grow anew and flourish.


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  • Phil Lambert

    Nothing can stay the hand of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob…….His name is Jesus Christ!!!!!! As King David proclaimed, "great is our God and greatly to be praised"!!!!!! O clap your hands all ye people and shout unto the Lord with a triumphant voice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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