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Job 17 HNV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "My spirit is consumed, my days are extinct, And the grave is ready for me. 1 My spirit is broken, my days are cut short, the grave awaits me.
2 Surely there are mockers with me, My eye dwells on their provocation. 2 Surely mockers surround me; my eyes must dwell on their hostility.
3 "Now give a pledge, be collateral for me with yourself. Who is there who will strike hands with me? 3 "Give me, O God, the pledge you demand. Who else will put up security for me?
4 For you have hidden their heart from understanding, Therefore shall you not exalt them. 4 You have closed their minds to understanding; therefore you will not let them triumph.
5 He who denounces his friends for a prey, Even the eyes of his children shall fail. 5 If a man denounces his friends for reward, the eyes of his children will fail.
6 "But he has made me a byword of the people. They spit in my face. 6 "God has made me a byword to everyone, a man in whose face people spit.
7 My eye also is dim by reason of sorrow. All my members are as a shadow. 7 My eyes have grown dim with grief; my whole frame is but a shadow.
8 Upright men shall be astonished at this. The innocent shall stir up himself against the godless. 8 Upright men are appalled at this; the innocent are aroused against the ungodly.
9 Yet shall the righteous hold on his way. He who has clean hands shall grow stronger and stronger. 9 Nevertheless, the righteous will hold to their ways, and those with clean hands will grow stronger.
10 But as for you all, come on now again; I shall not find a wise man among you. 10 "But come on, all of you, try again! I will not find a wise man among you.
11 My days are past, my plans are broken off, As are the thoughts of my heart. 11 My days have passed, my plans are shattered, and so are the desires of my heart.
12 They change the night into day, Saying 'The light is near' in the presence of darkness. 12 These men turn night into day; in the face of darkness they say, 'Light is near.'
13 If I look for She'ol as my house, If I have spread my couch in the darkness, 13 If the only home I hope for is the grave, if I spread out my bed in darkness,
14 If I have said to corruption, 'You are my father;' To the worm, 'My mother,' and 'my sister;' 14 if I say to corruption, 'You are my father,' and to the worm, 'My mother' or 'My sister,'
15 Where then is my hope? As for my hope, who shall see it? 15 where then is my hope? Who can see any hope for me?
16 Shall it go down with me to the gates of She'ol, Or descend together into the dust?" 16 Will it go down to the gates of death ? Will we descend together into the dust?"