Parallel Bible results for Job 17

New Living Translation

New International Version

Job 17

NLT 1 “My spirit is crushed, and my life is nearly snuffed out. The grave is ready to receive me. NIV 1 My spirit is broken, my days are cut short, the grave awaits me. NLT 2 I am surrounded by mockers. I watch how bitterly they taunt me. NIV 2 Surely mockers surround me; my eyes must dwell on their hostility. NLT 3 “You must defend my innocence, O God, since no one else will stand up for me. NIV 3 "Give me, O God, the pledge you demand. Who else will put up security for me? NLT 4 You have closed their minds to understanding, but do not let them triumph. NIV 4 You have closed their minds to understanding; therefore you will not let them triumph. NLT 5 They betray their friends for their own advantage, so let their children faint with hunger. NIV 5 If a man denounces his friends for reward, the eyes of his children will fail. NLT 6 “God has made a mockery of me among the people; they spit in my face. NIV 6 "God has made me a byword to everyone, a man in whose face people spit. NLT 7 My eyes are swollen with weeping, and I am but a shadow of my former self. NIV 7 My eyes have grown dim with grief; my whole frame is but a shadow. NLT 8 The virtuous are horrified when they see me. The innocent rise up against the ungodly. NIV 8 Upright men are appalled at this; the innocent are aroused against the ungodly. NLT 9 The righteous keep moving forward, and those with clean hands become stronger and stronger. NIV 9 Nevertheless, the righteous will hold to their ways, and those with clean hands will grow stronger. NLT 10 “As for all of you, come back with a better argument, though I still won’t find a wise man among you. NIV 10 "But come on, all of you, try again! I will not find a wise man among you. NLT 11 My days are over. My hopes have disappeared. My heart’s desires are broken. NIV 11 My days have passed, my plans are shattered, and so are the desires of my heart. NLT 12 These men say that night is day; they claim that the darkness is light. NIV 12 These men turn night into day; in the face of darkness they say, 'Light is near.' NLT 13 What if I go to the grave and make my bed in darkness? NIV 13 If the only home I hope for is the grave, if I spread out my bed in darkness, NLT 14 What if I call the grave my father, and the maggot my mother or my sister? NIV 14 if I say to corruption, 'You are my father,' and to the worm, 'My mother' or 'My sister,' NLT 15 Where then is my hope? Can anyone find it? NIV 15 where then is my hope? Who can see any hope for me? NLT 16 No, my hope will go down with me to the grave. We will rest together in the dust!” NIV 16 Will it go down to the gates of death ? Will we descend together into the dust?"