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?"

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