Job 17

Book of Job - Chapter 17

Job 17:1

"My spirit is consumed. My days are extinct, And the grave is ready for me.

Job 17:2

Surely there are mockers with me. My eye dwells on their provocation.

Job 17:3

"Now give a pledge, be collateral for me with yourself. Who is there who will strike hands with me?

Job 17:4

For you have hidden their heart from understanding, Therefore you shall not exalt them.

Job 17:5

He who denounces his friends for a prey, Even the eyes of his children shall fail.

Job 17:6

"But he has made me a byword of the people. They spit in my face.

Job 17:7

My eye also is dim by reason of sorrow. All my members are as a shadow.

Job 17:8

Upright men shall be astonished at this. The innocent shall stir up himself against the godless.

Job 17:9

Yet shall the righteous hold on his way. He who has clean hands shall grow stronger and stronger.

Job 17:10

But as for you all, come on now again; I shall not find a wise man among you.

Job 17:11

My days are past, my plans are broken off, as are the thoughts of my heart.

Job 17:12

They change the night into day, saying 'The light is near' in the presence of darkness.

Job 17:13

If I look for Sheol as my house, if I have spread my couch in the darkness,

Job 17:14

If I have said to corruption, 'You are my father;' to the worm, 'My mother,' and 'my sister;'

Job 17:15

where then is my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?

Job 17:16

Shall it go down with me to the gates of Sheol, or descend together into the dust?"