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Job 17 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:1 - My spirit is broken, my days are cut short, the grave awaits me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:2 - Surely mockers surround me; my eyes must dwell on their hostility.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:3 - “Give me, O God, the pledge you demand. Who else will put up security for me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:4 - You have closed their minds to understanding; therefore you will not let them triumph.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:5 - If anyone denounces their friends for reward, the eyes of their children will fail.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:6 - “God has made me a byword to everyone, a man in whose face people 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 - The upright are appalled at this; the innocent are aroused against the ungodly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:9 - Nevertheless, the righteous will hold to their ways, and those with clean hands will grow stronger.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:10 - “But come on, all of you, try again! I will not find a wise man among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:11 - My days have passed, my plans are shattered. Yet the desires of my heart
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:12 - turn night into day; in the face of the darkness light is near.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:13 - If the only home I hope for is the grave, if I spread out my bed in the realm of darkness,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:14 - if I say 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— who can see any hope for me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:16 - Will it go down to the gates of death? Will we descend together into the dust?”

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