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Job 17 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Job Seeks Hope

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:1 -

“My spirit is broken; my days are extinguished;

The [fn]grave is ready for me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:2 -

“Surely mockers are with me,

And my eye [fn]gazes on their provocation.

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“Establish, now, a pledge for me with Yourself;

Who is there that will clap my hand in pledge?

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“For You have hidden their heart from insight,

Therefore You will not exalt them.

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“He who informs against friends for a share of the spoil,

The eyes of his children also will come to an end.

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“But He has made me a byword of the people,

And I am [fn]one at whom men spit.

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“My eye has also grown dim because of grief,

And all my members are as a shadow.

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“The upright will be appalled at this,

And the innocent will stir up himself against the godless.

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“Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way,

And he who has clean hands will grow mightier and mightier.

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“But come again all of [fn]you now,

For I do not find a wise man among you.

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“My days are past; my plans are torn apart,

Even the wishes of my heart.

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“They make night into day, saying,

‘The light is near,’ in the presence of darkness.

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“If I hope for Sheol as my home,

I [fn]make my bed in the darkness;

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If I call to the pit, ‘You are my father’;

To the worm, ‘my mother and my sister’;

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Where now is my hope?

And who beholds my hope?

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[fn]Will it go down with me to Sheol?

Shall we together go down into the dust?”

LSB Footnotes
Lit graves
Lit lodges
Lit a spitting to the faces
As in some ancient mss and versions; M.T. them
Lit spread out
As in Gr; Heb possibly Let my limbs sink down to Sheol, since there is rest in the dust for all
LSB

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