Job - Chapter 17 | New King James Version

  • 1. "My spirit is broken, My days are extinguished, The grave is ready for me.
  • 2. Are not mockers with me? And does not my eye dwell on their provocation?
  • 3. "Now put down a pledge for me with Yourself. Who is he who will shake hands with me?
  • 4. For You have hidden their heart from understanding; Therefore You will not exalt them.
  • 5. He who speaks flattery to his friends, Even the eyes of his children will fail.
  • 6. "But He has made me a byword of the people, And I have become one in whose face men spit.
  • 7. My eye has also grown dim because of sorrow, And all my members are like shadows.
  • 8. Upright men are astonished at this, And the innocent stirs himself up against the hypocrite.
  • 9. Yet the righteous will hold to his way, And he who has clean hands will be stronger and stronger.
  • 10. "But please, come back again, all of you, {cf2super [24]} For I shall not 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 near,' they say, in the face of darkness.
  • 13. If I wait for the grave as my house, If I make my bed in the darkness,
  • 14. If I say to corruption, 'You are my father,' And to the worm, 'You are my mother and my sister,'
  • 15. Where then is my hope? As for my hope, who can see it?
  • 16. Will they go down to the gates of Sheol? Shall we have rest together in the dust?"