The Book of Job (WEB)
17: 1"My spirit is consumed, my days are extinct,
And the grave is ready for me.
17:2Surely there are mockers with me,
My eye dwells on their provocation.
17:3"Now give a pledge, be collateral for me with yourself.
Who is there who will strike hands with me?
17:4For you have hidden their heart from understanding,
Therefore shall you not exalt them.
17:5He who denounces his friends for a prey,
Even the eyes of his children shall fail.
17:6"But he has made me a byword of the people.
They spit in my face.
17:7My eye also is dim by reason of sorrow.
All my members are as a shadow.
17:8Upright men shall be astonished at this.
The innocent shall stir up himself against the godless.
17:9Yet shall the righteous hold on his way.
He who has clean hands shall grow stronger and stronger.
17:10But as for you all, come on now again;
I shall not find a wise man among you.
17:11My days are past, my plans are broken off,
As are the thoughts of my heart.
17:12They change the night into day,
Saying 'The light is near' in the presence of darkness.
17:13If I look for Sheol as my house,
If I have spread my couch in the darkness,
17:14If I have said to corruption, 'You are my father;'
To the worm, 'My mother,' and 'my sister;'
17:15Where then is my hope?
As for my hope, who shall see it?
17:16Shall it go down with me to the gates of Sheol,
Or descend together into the dust?"
World English Bible