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World English Bible

Job 17 (WEBP)

[1] “My spirit is consumed. My days are extinct and the grave is ready for me.
[2] Surely there are mockers with me. My eye dwells on their provocation.
[3] “Now give a pledge. Be collateral for me with yourself. Who is there who will strike hands with me?
[4] For you have hidden their heart from understanding, therefore you will not exalt them.
[5] He who denounces his friends for plunder, even the eyes of his children will fail.
[6] “But he has made me a byword of the people. They spit in my face.
[7] My eye also is dim by reason of sorrow. All my members are as a shadow.
[8] Upright men will be astonished at this. The innocent will stir himself up against the godless.
[9] Yet the righteous will hold to his way. He who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.
[10] But as for you all, come back. I will not find a wise man among you.
[11] My days are past. My plans are broken off, as are the thoughts of my heart.
[12] They change the night into day, saying ‘The light is near’ in the presence of darkness.
[13] If I look for Sheol as my house, if I have spread my couch in the darkness,
[14] if I have said to corruption, ‘You are my father,’ and to the worm, ‘My mother,’ and ‘My sister,’
[15] where then is my hope? As for my hope, who will see it?
[16] Shall it go down with me to the gates of Sheol, or descend together into the dust?”

Job 17:13 Sheol is the place of the dead.
Job 17:16 Sheol is the place of the dead.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Job 17 (KJVS)

[1] My breath is corrupt (), my days are extinct (), the graves [are ready] for me.
[2] [Are there] not mockers with me? and doth not mine eye continue () in their provocation ()?
[3] Lay down () now, put me in a surety () with thee; who [is] he [that] will strike () hands with me?
[4] For thou hast hid () their heart from understanding : therefore shalt thou not exalt () [them].
[5] He that speaketh () flattery to [his] friends , even the eyes of his children shall fail ().
[6] He hath made () me also a byword of the people ; and aforetime I was as a tabret .
[7] Mine eye also is dim () by reason of sorrow , and all my members [are] as a shadow .
[8] Upright [men] shall be astonied () at this, and the innocent shall stir up () himself against the hypocrite .
[9] The righteous also shall hold () on his way , and he that hath clean hands shall be () stronger and stronger .
[10] But as for you all, do ye return (), and come now (): for I cannot find () [one] wise [man] among you.
[11] My days are past (), my purposes are broken off (), [even] the thoughts of my heart .
[12] They change () the night into day : the light [is] short because of darkness .
[13] If I wait (), the grave [is] mine house : I have made () my bed in the darkness .
[14] I have said () to corruption , Thou [art] my father : to the worm , [Thou art] my mother , and my sister .
[15] And where [is] now my hope ? as for my hope , who shall see () it?
[16] They shall go down () to the bars of the pit , when [our] rest together [is] in the dust .

Young’s Literal Translation

Job 17 (YLT)

[1] My spirit hath been destroyed, My days extinguished-graves are for me.
[2] If not-mockeries are with me. And in their provocations mine eye lodgeth.
[3] Place, I pray Thee, my pledge with Thee; Who is he that striketh hand with me?
[4] For their heart Thou hast hidden From understanding, Therefore Thou dost not exalt them.
[5] For a portion he sheweth friendship, And the eyes of his sons are consumed.
[6] And he set me up for a proverb of the peoples, And a wonder before them I am.
[7] And dim from sorrow is mine eye, And my members as a shadow all of them.
[8] Astonished are the upright at this, And the innocent against the profane Stirreth himself up.
[9] And the righteous layeth hold on his way, And the clean of hands addeth strength, And-dumb are they all.
[10] Return, and come in, I pray you, And I find not among you a wise man.
[11] My days have passed by, My devices have been broken off, The possessions of my heart!
[12] Night for day they appoint, Light is near because of darkness.
[13] If I wait-Sheol is my house, In darkness I have spread out my couch.
[14] To corruption I have called:- ‘Thou art my father.’ ‘My mother’ and ‘my sister?’-to the worm.
[15] And where is now my hope? Yea, my hope, who doth behold it?
[16] To the parts of Sheol ye go down, If together on the dust we may rest.