Job 17 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
17 1 Job sayeth that he consumeth away, and yet doth patiently abide it. 10 He exhorteth his friends to repentance, 13 showing that he looketh out for death.
1 My breath is corrupt: my days are cut off, and the grave is ready for me.
4 For thou hast hid their heart from [e]understanding: therefore shalt thou not set them up on high.
5 [f]For the eyes of his children shall fail, that speaketh flattery to his friends.
7 Mine eye therefore is dim for grief, and all my strength is like a shadow.
8 The righteous shall be astonied at [i]this, and the innocent shall be moved against the hypocrite.
9 But the righteous will hold his [j]way, and he whose hands are pure, shall increase his strength.
10 All [k]you therefore turn you, and come now, and I shall not find one wise among you.
11 My days are past, mine enterprises are broken, and the thoughts of mine heart
12 Have changed the [l]night for the day, and the light that approached, for darkness.
13 Though I hope, [m]yet the grave shall be mine house, and I shall make my bed in the dark.
14 I shall say to corruption, Thou art my [n]father, and to the worm, Thou art my mother and my sister.
15 Where is then now mine hope? or who shall consider the thing that I hoped for?
16 [o]They shall go down into the bottom of the pit: surely it shall lie together in the dust.
Job 17 New International Version (NIV)
17 1 My spirit is broken,
3 “Give me, O God, the pledge you demand.
6 “God has made me a byword to everyone,
10 “But come on, all of you, try again!