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Job 17 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:1 - My spirit is broken, my days are extinct, the grave is ready for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:2 - Surely there are mockers about me, and my eye dwells on their provocation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:3 - "Lay down a pledge for me with thyself; who is there that will give surety for me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:4 - Since thou hast closed their minds to understanding, therefore thou wilt not let them triumph.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:5 - He who informs against his friends to get a share of their property, the eyes of his children will fail.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:6 - "He has made me a byword of the peoples, and I am one before whom men spit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:7 - My eye has grown dim from grief, and all my members are like a shadow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:8 - Upright men are appalled at this, and the innocent stirs himself up against the godless.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:9 - Yet the righteous holds to his way, and he that has clean hands grows stronger and stronger.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:10 - But you, come on again, all of you, and I shall not find a wise man among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:11 - My days are past, my plans are broken off, the desires of my heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:12 - They make night into day; 'The light,' they say, 'is near to the darkness.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:13 - If I look for Sheol as my house, if I spread my couch in darkness,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:14 - if I say to the pit, 'You are my father,' and to the worm, 'My mother,' or 'My sister,'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:15 - where then is my hope? Who will see my hope?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:16 - Will it go down to the bars of Sheol? Shall we descend together into the dust?"

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


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