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Job 17 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Job Says He Has Become a Proverb

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 - “Mockers are certainly with me,
And my eye [fn]gazes on their provocation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:3 - “Make 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 hearts away from understanding;
Therefore You will not exalt them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:5 - “He who informs against friends for a share of the spoils,
The eyes of his children also will perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:6 - “But He has made me a proverb among the people,
And I am [fn]one at whom people spit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:7 - “My eye has also become inexpressive because of grief,
And all my body parts are like a shadow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:8 - “The upright will be appalled at this,
And the innocent will stir himself up against the godless.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:9 - “Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way,
And the one 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,
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 hope for [fn]Sheol as my home,
I [fn]make my bed in the darkness;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:14 - If I call to the grave, ‘You are my father’;
To the maggot, ‘my mother and my sister’;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:15 - Where then is my hope?
And who looks at my hope?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:16 - [fn]Will it go down with me to Sheol?
Shall we together go down into the dust?”
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit graves are
Lit dwells
Lit strike hands with me
Lit hidden
Lit a spitting to the faces
As in some mss and ancient versions; MT them
I.e., the netherworld
Lit spread out
As in LXX; Heb possibly Let my limbs sink down to Sheol, since there is rest in the dust for all.

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