Iyov 17

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Iyov (Book of Job), Chapter 17

'"`UNIQ--named-00000000-QINU`"'1 My spirit is consumed, my days are extinct, the grave is ready for me.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000001-QINU`"'2 Surely there are mockers with me, and mine eye abideth in their provocation.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000002-QINU`"'3 Give now a pledge, be surety for me with Thyself; who else is there that will strike hands with me?

'"`UNIQ--named-00000003-QINU`"'4 For Thou hast hid their heart from understanding; therefore shalt Thou not exalt them.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000004-QINU`"'5 He that denounceth his friends for the sake of flattery, even the eyes of his children shall fail.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000005-QINU`"'6 He hath made me also a byword of the people; and I am become one in whose face they spit.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000006-QINU`"'7 Mine eye also is dimmed by reason of vexation, and all my members are as a shadow.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000007-QINU`"'8 Upright men are astonished at this, and the innocent stirreth up himself against the godless.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000008-QINU`"'9 Yet the righteous holdeth on his way, and he that hath clean hands waxeth stronger and stronger.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000009-QINU`"'10 But as for you all, do ye return, and come now; and I shall not find a wise man among you.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000A-QINU`"'11 My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000B-QINU`"'12 They change the night into day; the light is short because of darkness.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000C-QINU`"'13 If I look for the nether-world as my house; if I have spread my couch in the darkness;

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000D-QINU`"'14 If I have said to corruption: 'Thou art my father', to the worm: 'Thou art my mother, and my sister';

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000E-QINU`"'15 Where then is my hope? And as for my hope, who shall see it?

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000F-QINU`"'16 They shall go down to the bars of the nether-world, when we are at rest together in the dust.

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Portions © 1997 by Benyamin Pilant. Portions © 1998 by Larry Nelson.