Chapter 17

JOB.17:1 “My spirit is broken, My days are extinguished, The grave is ready for me.
JOB.17:2 Are not mockers with me? And does not my eye dwell on their provocation?
JOB.17:3 “Now put down a pledge for me with Yourself. Who is he who will shake hands with me?
JOB.17:4 For You have hidden their heart from understanding; Therefore You will not exalt them.
JOB.17:5 He who speaks flattery to his friends, Even the eyes of his children will fail.
JOB.17:6 “But He has made me a byword of the people, And I have become one in whose face men spit.
JOB.17:7 My eye has also grown dim because of sorrow, And all my members are like shadows.
JOB.17:8 Upright men are astonished at this, And the innocent stirs himself up against the hypocrite.
JOB.17:9 Yet the righteous will hold to his way, And he who has clean hands will be stronger and stronger.
JOB.17:10 “But please, come back again, all of you, For I shall not find one wise man among you.
JOB.17:11 My days are past, My purposes are broken off, Even the thoughts of my heart.
JOB.17:12 They change the night into day; ‘The light is near,’ they say, in the face of darkness.
JOB.17:13 If I wait for the grave as my house, If I make my bed in the darkness,
JOB.17:14 If I say to corruption, ‘You are my father,’ And to the worm, ‘You are my mother and my sister,’
JOB.17:15 Where then is my hope? As for my hope, who can see it?
JOB.17:16 Will they go down to the gates of Sheol? Shall we have rest together in the dust?”

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