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Job 17 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:1 -

My spirit is broken.

My days are extinguished.

A graveyard awaits me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:2 -

Surely mockers surround[fn] me,

and my eyes must gaze at their rebellion.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:3 -

Accept my pledge! Put up security for me.

Who else will be my sponsor?[fn]

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You have closed their minds to understanding,

therefore you will not honor them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:5 -

If a man denounces his friends for a price,

the eyes of his children will fail.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:6 -

He has made me an object of scorn to the people;

I have become a man people spit at.[fn]

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My eyes have grown dim from grief,

and my whole body has become but a shadow.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:8 -

The upright are appalled at this,

and the innocent are roused against the godless.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:9 -

Yet the righteous person will hold to his way,

and the one whose hands are clean will grow stronger.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:10 -

But come back and try again, all of you.[fn]

I will not find a wise man among you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:11 -

My days have slipped by;

my plans have been ruined,

even the things dear to my heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:12 -

They turned night into day

and made light seem near in the face of darkness.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:13 -

If I await Sheol as my home,

spread out my bed in darkness,

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and say to corruption, “You are my father,”

and to the maggot, “My mother” or “My sister,”

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:15 -

where then is my hope?

Who can see any hope for me?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:16 -

Will it go down to the gates of Sheol,

or will we descend together to the dust?

CSB Footnotes
Lit are with
Or Who is there that will shake hands with me?
Lit become a spitting to the faces
Some Hb mss, LXX, Vg; other Hb mss read them

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