Job 17 (asv)
The grave is ready for me.
17:2Surely there are mockers with me,
And mine eye dwelleth upon their provocation. \\ \\
17:3Give now a pledge, be surety for me with thyself;
Who is there that will strike hands with me?
Therefore shalt thou not exalt them.
17:5He that denounceth his friends for a prey,
Even the eyes of his children shall fail. \\ \\
17:6But he hath made me a byword of the people;
And they spit in my face.
17:7Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow,
And all my members are as a shadow.
17:8Upright men shall be astonished at this,
And the innocent shall stir up himself against the godless.
And he that hath clean hands shall wax stronger and stronger.
17:10But as for you all, come on now again;
And I shall not find a wise man among you.
17:11My days are past, my purposes are broken off,
Even the thoughts of my heart.
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, Thou art my father;
To the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister;
17:15Where then is my hope?
And as for my hope, who shall see it?
17:16It shall go down to the bars of Sheol,
When once there is rest in the dust.