American Standard Version
Job, Chapter 17

   1: My spirit is consumed, my days are extinct, The grave is [ready] for me.
   2: Surely there are mockers with me, And mine eye dwelleth upon their provocation.
   3: Give now a pledge, be surety for me with thyself; Who is there that will strike hands with me?
   4: For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: Therefore shalt thou not exalt [them].
   5: He that denounceth his friends for a prey, Even the eyes of his children shall fail.
   6: But he hath made me a byword of the people; And they spit in my face.
   7: Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, And all my members are as a shadow.
   8: Upright men shall be astonished at this, And the innocent shall stir up himself against the godless.
   9: Yet shall the righteous hold on his way, And he that hath clean hands shall wax stronger and stronger.
   10: But as for you all, come on now again; And I shall not find a 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, [say they], is near unto the darkness.
   13: If I look for Sheol as my house; If I have spread my couch in the darkness;
   14: If I have said to corruption, Thou art my father; To the worm, [Thou art] my mother, and my sister;
   15: Where then is my hope? And as for my hope, who shall see it?
   16: It shall go down to the bars of Sheol, When once there is rest in the dust.

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