Job’s Fifth Speech, Continued

1 "My spirit is pulled down; my days are extinguished; [the] graveyard [is] for me.

References for Job 17:1

      2 {Surely} mockery [is] with me, and my eye {rests} on their provocation.

      References for Job 17:2

        • a 17:2 - Literally "If not"
        • b 17:2 - Literally "spends the night"
          3 Please lay down a pledge for me with yourself; who [is] he [who] will give security for my hand?

          References for Job 17:3

            • c 17:3 - Or "who will give security for me?"
              4 Indeed, you have closed their mind from understanding; therefore, you will not let [them] triumph.

              References for Job 17:4

                  5 He denounces friends for reward, so his children's eyes will fail.

                  References for Job 17:5

                    • e 17:5 - Hebrew "and"
                      6 "And he has made me a proverb for [the] peoples, {and I am one before whom people spit}.

                      References for Job 17:6

                        • f 17:6 - Hebrew "of"
                        • g 17:6 - Literally "and spitting to the faces I am"
                          7 And my eye has grown dim from grief, and the limbs of my body [are] all like a shadow.

                          References for Job 17:7

                            • h 17:7 - Hebrew "all of them"
                              8 [The] upright are appalled at this, and [the] innocent excites himself over [the] godless.
                              9 But [the] righteous holds on to his way, and {he who has clean hands} increases in strength.

                              References for Job 17:9

                                • i 17:9 - Hebrew "And"
                                • j 17:9 - Literally "the clean of hands"
                                  10 But {all of you must return}--{please come}! But I shall not find a wise [person] among you.

                                  References for Job 17:10

                                    • k 17:10 - Literally "And but"
                                    • l 17:10 - Literally "all of them you must return"
                                    • m 17:10 - Literally "and please come," or "come on!"
                                    • n 17:10 - Hebrew "And"
                                      11 "My days are past; my plans are broken down-- [even] the desires of my heart.
                                      12 They make night into day, [saying], 'Light [is] {near to darkness}.'

                                      References for Job 17:12

                                        • o 17:12 - Literally "near from the faces of darkness"
                                          13 If I hope [for] Sheol [as] my house, [if] I spread my couch in the darkness,
                                          14 [if] I call to the pit, 'You [are] my father,' to the maggot, '[You are] my mother or my sister,'

                                          References for Job 17:14

                                              15 where then [is] my hope? And {who will see my hope}?

                                              References for Job 17:15

                                                • q 17:15 - Hebrew "and where"
                                                • r 17:15 - Literally "my hope who will see it"
                                                  16 Will they go down [to] the bars of Sheol? Or shall we descend together into the dust?"