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Job 17 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "My spirit is pulled down; my days are extinguished; [the] graveyard [is] for me. 1 My spirit is broken, my days are cut short, the grave awaits me.
2 {Surely} mockery [is] with me, and my eye {rests} on their provocation. 2 Surely mockers surround me; my eyes must dwell on their hostility.
3 Please lay down a pledge for me with yourself; who [is] he [who] will give security for my hand? 3 "Give me, O God, the pledge you demand. Who else will put up security for me?
4 Indeed, you have closed their mind from understanding; therefore, you will not let [them] triumph. 4 You have closed their minds to understanding; therefore you will not let them triumph.
5 He denounces friends for reward, so his children's eyes will fail. 5 If a man denounces his friends for reward, the eyes of his children will fail.
6 "And he has made me a proverb for [the] peoples, {and I am one before whom people spit}. 6 "God has made me a byword to everyone, a man in whose face people spit.
7 And my eye has grown dim from grief, and the limbs of my body [are] all like a shadow. 7 My eyes have grown dim with grief; my whole frame is but a shadow.
8 [The] upright are appalled at this, and [the] innocent excites himself over [the] godless. 8 Upright men are appalled at this; the innocent are aroused against the ungodly.
9 But [the] righteous holds on to his way, and {he who has clean hands} increases in strength. 9 Nevertheless, the righteous will hold to their ways, and those with clean hands will grow stronger.
10 But {all of you must return}--{please come}! But I shall not find a wise [person] 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 down-- [even] the desires of my heart. 11 My days have passed, my plans are shattered, and so are the desires of my heart.
12 They make night into day, [saying], 'Light [is] {near to darkness}.' 12 These men turn night into day; in the face of darkness they say, 'Light is near.'
13 If I hope [for] Sheol [as] my house, [if] I 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 call to the pit, 'You [are] my father,' to the maggot, '[You are] my mother or 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? And {who will see my hope}? 15 where then is my hope? Who can see any hope for me?
16 Will they go down [to] the bars of Sheol? Or shall we descend together into the dust?" 16 Will it go down to the gates of death ? Will we descend together into the dust?"