Job 17 GNT

1 The end of my life is near. I can hardly breathe; there is nothing left for me but the grave.
2 I watch how bitterly everyone mocks me.
3 I am being honest, God. Accept my word. There is no one else to support what I say.
4 You have closed their minds to reason; don't let them triumph over me now.
5 In the old proverb someone betrays his friends for money, and his children suffer for it. a

References for Job 17:5

    • ƒ 17:5 - someone . . . suffer for it; [or] someone entertains his friends while his children go hungry.
      6 And now people use this proverb against me; they come and spit in my face.
      7 My grief has almost made me blind; my arms and legs are as thin as shadows.
      8 Those who claim to be honest are shocked, and they all condemn me as godless.
      9 Those who claim to be respectable are more and more convinced they are right.
      10 But if all of them came and stood before me, I would not find even one of them wise.
      11 My days have passed; my plans have failed; my hope is gone.
      12 But my friends say night is daylight; they say that light is near, but I know I remain in darkness.
      13 My only hope is the world of the dead, where I will lie down to sleep in the dark.
      14 I will call the grave my father, and the worms that eat me I will call my mother and my sisters.
      15 Where is there any hope for me? Who sees any?
      16 Hope will not go with me b when I go down to the world of the dead.

      References for Job 17:16

        • „ 17:16 - [One ancient translation] with me; [Hebrew unclear.]