Job 17 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Job 17


Job 17:1

My spirit is consumed, my days are extinct, The grave is [ready] for me.

Job 17:2

Surely there are mockers with me, And mine eye dwelleth upon their provocation.

Job 17:3

Give now a pledge, be surety for me with thyself; Who is there that will strike hands with me?

Job 17:4

For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: Therefore shalt thou not exalt [them].

Job 17:5

He that denounceth his friends for a prey, Even the eyes of his children shall fail.

Job 17:6

But he hath made me a byword of the people; And they spit in my face.

Job 17:7

Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, And all my members are as a shadow.

Job 17:8

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

Job 17:9

Yet shall the righteous hold on his way, And he that hath clean hands shall wax stronger and stronger.

Job 17:10

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

Job 17:11

My days are past, my purposes are broken off, Even the thoughts of my heart.

Job 17:12

They change the night into day: The light, [say they], is near unto the 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, Thou art my father; To the worm, [Thou art] my mother, and my sister;

Job 17:15

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

Job 17:16

It shall go down to the bars of Sheol, When once there is rest in the dust.

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