1 My spirit is broken. My days are extinguished. A graveyard awaits me.a

References for Job 17:1

    • a 17:1 - Ps 88:3-4; 143:4; Ec 12:1-7
      2 Surely mockers surroundb me and my eyes must gaze at their rebellion.c

      References for Job 17:2

        • b 17:2 - Lit are with
        • c 17:2 - Ps 22:7; 119:51; Jr 20:7
          3 Make arrangements! Put up security for me.de Who [else] will be my sponsor?f

          References for Job 17:3

            • d 17:3 - Lit me with You
            • e 17:3 - Gn 43:9; 44:32; Ps 119:122
            • f 17:3 - Lit Who is there that will strike himself into my hand
              4 You have closed their minds to understanding, therefore You will not honor [them].g

              References for Job 17:4

                • g 17:4 - Isa 6:10; Rm 1:28
                  5 If a man informs on his friends for a price, the eyes of his children will fail.
                  6 He has made me an object of scorn to the people; I have become a man people spit at.hi

                  References for Job 17:6

                    • h 17:6 - Lit become a spitting to the faces
                    • i 17:6 - Jr 24:9; Ezk 14:8; Mt 27:30
                      7 My eyes have grown dim from grief, and my whole body has become but a shadow.
                      8 The upright are appalled at this, and the innocent are roused against the godless.
                      9 Yet the righteous person will hold to his way, and the one whose hands are clean will grow stronger.j

                      References for Job 17:9

                        • j 17:9 - 2 Sm 22:21; Ps 24:3-4; Pr 4:18
                          10 But come back [and try] again, all of you.k I will not find a wise man among you.

                          References for Job 17:10

                            • k 17:10 - Some Hb mss, LXX, Vg; other Hb mss read them
                              11 My days have slipped by; my plans have been ruined, even the things dear to my heart.
                              12 They turned night into day and [made] light [seem] near in the face of darkness.
                              13 If I await Sheol as my home, spread out my bed in darkness,
                              14 and say to the Pit: You are my father, and to the worm: My mother or my sister,l

                              References for Job 17:14

                                • l 17:14 - Ps 16:10; 139:8; Isa 14:11
                                  15 where then is my hope? Who can see [any] hope for me?
                                  16 Will it go down to the gates of Sheol, or will we descend together to the dust?