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Job 17 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Job Says He Has Become a Byword

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.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:3 - “Lay down, now, a pledge for me with Yourself;
Who is there that will [fn]be my guarantor?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:4 - “For You have [fn]kept their heart from understanding,
Therefore You will not exalt them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:5 - “He who informs against friends for a share of the spoil,
The eyes of his children also will languish.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:6 - “But He has made me a byword of the people,
And I am [fn]one at whom men spit.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:7 - “My eye has also grown dim because of grief,
And all my members are as a shadow.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:8 - “The upright will be appalled at this,
And the innocent will stir up himself against the godless.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:9 - “Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way,
And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:10 - “But come again all of [fn]you now,
For I do not find a wise man among you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:11 - “My days are past, my plans are torn apart,
Even the wishes of my heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:12 - “They make night into day, saying,
‘The light is near,’ in the presence of darkness.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:13 - “If I look for Sheol as my home,
I [fn]make my bed in the darkness;

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:14 - If I call to the pit, ‘You are my father’;
To the worm, ‘my mother and my sister’;

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:15 - Where now is my hope?
And who regards my hope?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:16 - [fn]Will it go down with me to Sheol?
Shall we together go down into the dust?”
NASB Footnotes
Literally: graves
Literally: lodges
Literally: strike hands with me
Literally: hidden
Literally: a spitting to the faces
With some ancient mss and versions; M.T. them
Literally: spread out
So the Gr; Heb possibly Let my limbs sink down to Sheol, since there is rest in the dust for all
NASB

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