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Job 16:22 - 17:9

For when a few years are past,
I shall go the way of no return.

Job Seeks Hope

“My spirit is broken; my days are extinguished;
The grave is ready for me.
Surely mockers are with me,
And my eye gazes on their provocation.

“Establish, now, a pledge for me with Yourself;
Who is there that will clap my hand in pledge?
For You have hidden their heart from insight,
Therefore You will not exalt them.
He who informs against friends for a share of the spoil,
The eyes of his children also will come to an end.

“But He has made me a byword of the people,
And I am one at whom men spit.
My eye has also grown dim because of grief,
And all my members are as a shadow.
The upright will be appalled at this,
And the innocent will stir up himself against the godless.
Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way,
And he who has clean hands will grow mightier and mightier.