Job 17 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My spirit shall be made feeble; my days shall be made short, and only the sepulchre is left to me. (My breath shall be made weak; my days shall be made short, and only the grave, or a tomb, is left to me.) 1 My spirit is broken, my days are cut short, the grave awaits me.
2 I have not sinned, and mine eye dwelleth in bitternesses. (I have not sinned, and yet I see their bitterness toward me.) 2 Surely mockers surround me; my eyes must dwell on their hostility.
3 Lord, deliver thou me, and set me beside thee; and the hand of each man fight against me. (Lord, save thou me, and put me beside thee; then let someone try to fight against me!) 3 "Give me, O God, the pledge you demand. Who else will put up security for me?
4 Thou hast made the heart of them far from doctrine, that is, (far) from knowing of (the) truth; therefore they shall not be enhanced (and so thou shalt not let them triumph). 4 You have closed their minds to understanding; therefore you will not let them triumph.
5 He promiseth prey to his fellows, and the eyes of his sons shall fail (yet the eyes of his sons shall fail). 5 If a man denounces his friends for reward, the eyes of his children will fail.
6 He hath set [me] as into a proverb of the common people, and his ensample before them. 6 "God has made me a byword to everyone, a man in whose face people spit.
7 Mine eye dimmed at [the] indignation (My eyes dimmed with grief); and my members be driven as into nought. 7 My eyes have grown dim with grief; my whole frame is but a shadow.
8 Just men shall wonder on this thing; and an innocent shall be raised up against an hypocrite. 8 Upright men are appalled at this; the innocent are aroused against the ungodly.
9 And a just man shall hold his way, and he shall add strength to clean hands. (The righteous shall hold to their way, and he who hath clean hands shall be made even stronger.) 9 Nevertheless, the righteous will hold to their ways, and those with clean hands will grow stronger.
10 Therefore all ye be turned again, and come ye; and I shall not find in you any wise man. (And so come now, let all of you try again; for thus far, I have not found 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 be passed; my thoughts be scattered, tormenting mine heart. 11 My days have passed, my plans are shattered, and so are the desires of my heart.
12 Those have turned the night into day; and again after darknesses hope (for) light. (They have turned the night into day; and then again after darkness, hope for some light.) 12 These men turn night into day; in the face of darkness they say, 'Light is near.'
13 If I sustain, either suffer patiently, hell is mine house; and I have arrayed my bed in darknesses. (If I endure, Sheol, or the grave, shall be my house; and I shall array my bed in darkness.) 13 If the only home I hope for is the grave, if I spread out my bed in darkness,
14 I said to rot (And I shall say to rot), Thou art my father; and to worms, Ye be 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 Therefore where is now mine abiding? and who beholdeth my patience? 15 where then is my hope? Who can see any hope for me?
16 All my things shall go down into [the] deepest hell; guessest thou, whether rest shall be to me, namely there. (All my thoughts shall go down into Sheol; thinkest thou, that there shall be any rest for me there?) 16 Will it go down to the gates of death ? Will we descend together into the dust?"