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. 2
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? 4
For You have hidden their heart from insight,
Therefore You will not exalt them. 5
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. 7
My eye has also grown dim because of grief,
And all my members are as a shadow. 8
The upright will be appalled at this,
And the innocent will stir up himself against the godless. 9
Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way,
And he who has clean hands will grow mightier and mightier.