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Job 17 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:1 - My spirit is broken, my days have faded out, the grave awaits me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:2 - Surely mockery is with me; my eyes must dwell on their hostility.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:3 - Make then my pledge with you. Who else will put up security for me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:4 - Because you have closed their minds to understanding, therefore you will not exalt them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:5 - If a man denounces his friends for personal gain, the eyes of his children will fail.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:6 - He has made me a byword to people, I am the one in whose face they spit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:7 - My eyes have grown dim with grief; my whole frame is but a shadow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:8 - Upright men are appalled at this; the innocent man is troubled with the godless.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:9 - But the righteous man holds to his way, and the one with clean hands grows stronger.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:10 - "But turn, all of you, and come now! I will not find a wise man among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:11 - My days have passed, my plans are shattered, even the desires of my heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:12 - These men change night into day; they say, 'The light is near in the face of darkness.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:13 - If I hope for the grave to be my home, if I spread out my bed in darkness,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:14 - If I cry to corruption, 'You are my father,' and to the worm, 'My Mother,' or 'My sister,'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:15 - where then is my hope? And my hope, who sees it?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:16 - Will it go down to the barred gates of death? Will we descend together into the dust?"

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