Job Chapter Seventeen
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Job Chapter Seventeen

   
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?
 

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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 are 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.