||English: New American Standard Bible
Job 17 [Commentary] |
|| "My spirit is broken, my days are extinguished,
The grave is ready for me.
||"Surely mockers are with me,
And my eye gazes on their provocation.
||"Lay down, now, a pledge for me with Yourself;
Who is there that will be my guarantor?
||"For You have kept their heart from understanding,
Therefore You will not exalt them.
||"He who informs against friends for a share of the spoil,
The eyes of his children also will languish.
||"But He has made me a byword of the people,
And I am one at whom men spit.
||"My eye has also grown dim because of grief,
And all my members are as a shadow.
||"The upright will be appalled at this,
And the innocent will stir up himself against the godless.
||"Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way,
And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.
||"But come again all of you now,
For I do not find a wise man among you.
||"My days are past, my plans are torn apart,
Even the wishes of my heart.
||"They make night into day, saying,
`The light is near,' in the presence of darkness.
||"If I look for Sheol as my home,
I make my bed in the darkness;
||If I call to the pit, `You are my father';
To the worm, `my mother and my sister';
||Where now is my hope?
And who regards my hope?
||"Will it go down with me to Sheol?
Shall we together go down into the dust?"
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