NASB — Job 17 — KJV

Job Says He Has Become a Byword

  1 “My spirit is broken, my days are extinguished,
  The Iagrave is [ready] for me.
  2aSurely mockers are with me,
  And my eye Igazes on their provocation.

[1] ILit graves aPs 88:3, 4
[2] ILit lodges aJb 12:4; 17:6

  3 ¶ “Lay down, now, a pledge afor me with Yourself;
  Who is there that will Ibe my guarantor?
  4 “For You have Iakept their heart from understanding,
  Therefore You will not exalt [them].
  5 “He who ainforms against friends for a share [of the spoil],
  The beyes of his children also will languish.

[3] ILit strike hands with me aPs 119:122; Is 38:14
[4] ILit hidden aJb 12:20
[5] aLv 19:13, 16 bJb 11:20

  6 ¶ “But He has made me a abyword of the people,
  And I am Ione at whom men bspit.
  7 “My eye has also grown adim because of grief,
  And all my bmembers are as a shadow.
  8 “The upright will be appalled at this,
  And the ainnocent will stir up himself against the godless.
  9 “Nevertheless athe righteous will hold to his way,
  And bhe who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.
  10 “But come again all of Iyou now,
  For I ado not find a wise man among you.
  11 “My adays are past, my plans are torn apart,
  [Even] the wishes of my heart.
  12 “They make night into day, [saying],
  ‘The light is near,’ in the presence of darkness.
  13 “If I look for aSheol as my home,
  I Imake my bed in the darkness;
  14 If I call to the apit, ‘You are my father’;
  To the bworm, ‘my mother and my sister’;
  15 Where now is amy hope?
  And who regards my hope?
  16IWill it go down with me to Sheol?
  Shall we together ago down into the dust?”

[6] ILit a spitting to the faces aJb 17:2 bJb 30:10
[7] aJb 16:16 bJb 16:8
[8] aJb 22:19
[9] aPv 4:18 bJb 22:30; 31:7
[10] IWith some ancient mss and versions; M.T. them aJb 12:2
[11] aJb 7:6
[13] ILit spread out aJb 3:13
[14] aJb 7:5; 13:28; 30:30 bJb 21:26; 25:6
[15] aJb 7:6
[16] ISo the Gr; Heb possibly Let my limbs sink down to Sheol, since there is rest in the dust for all aJb 3:17; 21:33


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Job appealeth from men to God.

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.

[1] Jb 6:11; 17:13; 19:17; 42:16; Ps 88:3; Is 38:10; 57:16.
[2] 1S 1:6; Jb 12:4; 13:9; 16:20; 21:3; Ps 25:13; 35:14; 91:1; Mt 27:39.
[3] Gn 43:9; 44:32; Jb 9:33; Pv 6:11; 11:15; 17:18; 20:16; 22:26; He 7:22.
[4] 2S 15:31; 17:14; 2Ch 25:16; Is 19:14; Mt 11:25; 13:11; Ro 11:8; 1Co 1:20.
[5] Ex 20:5; Dt 28:65; 1K 11:12; Jb 32:21; Ps 12:2; Pv 20:19; 29:5; Lm 4:17; 1Th 2:5.

The unmerciful dealing of men with the afflicted may astonish, but not discourage the righteous.

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.

[6] Gn 31:27; 1K 9:7; Jb 30:9; Ps 44:14; Is 5:12.
[7] Jb 16:16; 17:11; Ps 6:7; 31:9; 109:23; Ec 6:12; Lm 5:17.
[8] Jb 34:30; Ps 73:12; Ec 5:8; Hab 1:13; Ac 13:46; Ro 11:33.
[9] Gn 20:5; Ps 24:4; 26:6; 73:13; 84:7, 11; Pv 4:18; 14:16; Is 1:15; 35:8; 40:29; Mk 7:2; 2Co 12:9; 1P 1:5; 1Jn 2:19.
[10] Jb 6:29; 15:9; 17:4; 32:9; 42:7; Mal 3:18; 1Co 1:20; 6:5.

His hope is not in life, but in death.

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.

[11] Jb 7:6; 9:25; Pv 16:9; 19:21; Ec 9:10; Is 8:10; 38:10; Lm 3:37; Ro 1:13; 2Co 1:15; Jm 4:13.
[12] Dt 28:67; Jb 7:3, 13; 24:14.
[13] Jb 10:21; 14:14; 17:1; 30:23; Ps 27:14; 139:8; Is 57:2; Lm 3:25.
[14] Jb 19:26; 21:32; 24:20; Ps 16:10; 49:9; Is 14:11; Ac 2:27; 13:34; 1Co 15:42, 53.
[15] Jb 4:6; 6:11; 13:15; 19:10.
[16] Jb 3:17; 18:13; 33:18; Ps 88:4; 143:7; Is 38:17; Ezk 37:11; Jna 2:6; 2Co 1:9.


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