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Job 17 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "My spirit is broken, my days are extinguished, The grave is ready for me. 1 My spirit is broken, my days are cut short, the grave awaits me.
2 "Surely mockers are with me, And my eye gazes on their provocation. 2 Surely mockers surround me; my eyes must dwell on their hostility.
3 "Lay down, now, a pledge for me with Yourself; Who is there that will be my guarantor ? 3 "Give me, O God, the pledge you demand. Who else will put up security for me?
4 "For You have kept their heart from understanding, Therefore You will not exalt them. 4 You have closed their minds to understanding; therefore you will not let them triumph.
5 "He who informs against friends for a share of the spoil, The eyes of his children also will languish. 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, And I am one at whom men spit. 6 "God has made me a byword to everyone, a man in whose face people spit.
7 "My eye has also grown dim because of grief, And all my members are as a shadow. 7 My eyes have grown dim with grief; my whole frame is but a shadow.
8 "The upright will be appalled at this, And the innocent will stir up himself against the godless. 8 Upright men are appalled at this; the innocent are aroused against the ungodly.
9 "Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way, And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger. 9 Nevertheless, the righteous will hold to their ways, and those with clean hands will grow stronger.
10 "But come again all of you now, For I do 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 torn apart, Even the wishes 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, '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 Sheol as my home, I make my bed 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 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 now is my hope? And who regards my hope? 15 where then is my hope? Who can see any hope for me?
16 "Will it go down with me to Sheol? Shall we together go down into the dust?" 16 Will it go down to the gates of death ? Will we descend together into the dust?"