Job 17:1
New International Version
My spirit is broken, my days are cut short, the grave awaits me.

New Living Translation
"My spirit is crushed, and my life is nearly snuffed out. The grave is ready to receive me.

English Standard Version
“My spirit is broken; my days are extinct; the graveyard is ready for me.

Berean Study Bible
My spirit is broken; my days are extinguished; the grave awaits me.

New American Standard Bible
"My spirit is broken, my days are extinguished, The grave is ready for me.

King James Bible
My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are ready for me.

Christian Standard Bible
My spirit is broken. My days are extinguished. A graveyard awaits me.

Contemporary English Version
My hopes have died, my time is up, and the grave is ready.

Good News Translation
The end of my life is near. I can hardly breathe; there is nothing left for me but the grave.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My spirit is broken. My days are extinguished. A graveyard awaits me.

International Standard Version
"My spirit is crushed, my days are over; it's the grave for me!

NET Bible
My spirit is broken, my days have faded out, the grave awaits me.

New Heart English Bible
"My spirit is consumed. My days are extinct, And the grave is ready for me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"My spirit is broken. My days have been snuffed out. The cemetery [is waiting] for me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My spirit is consumed, my days are extinct, The grave is ready for me.

New American Standard 1977
“My spirit is broken, my days are extinguished, The grave is ready for me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My breath is corrupt, my days are cut off, and the grave is ready for me.

King James 2000 Bible
My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the grave is ready for me.

American King James Version
My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are ready for me.

American Standard Version
My spirit is consumed, my days are extinct, The grave is ready for me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I perish, carried away by the wind, and I seek for burial, and obtain it not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My spirit shall be wasted, my days shall be shortened, and only the grave remaineth for me.

Darby Bible Translation
My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are mine.

English Revised Version
My spirit is consumed, my days are extinct, the grave is ready for me.

Webster's Bible Translation
My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are ready for me.

World English Bible
"My spirit is consumed. My days are extinct, And the grave is ready for me.

Young's Literal Translation
My spirit hath been destroyed, My days extinguished -- graves are for me.
Study Bible
Job Prepares for Death
1My spirit is broken; my days are extinguished; the grave awaits me. 2Surely mockers surround me and my eyes must gaze at their rebellion.…
Cross References
Psalm 88:3
For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol.

Psalm 88:4
I am counted among those descending to the pit. I am like a man without strength.

Treasury of Scripture

My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are ready for me.

breath is corrupt.

Job 19:17
My breath is strange to my wife, though I intreated for the children's sake of mine own body.

my days

Job 6:11
What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should prolong my life?

Job 42:16
After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.

Isaiah 57:16
For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

the graves

Job 17:13,14
If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness…

Psalm 88:3-5
For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave…

Isaiah 38:10-14
I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years…







Lexicon
My spirit
רוּחִ֣י (rū·ḥî)
Noun - common singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

is broken;
חֻ֭בָּלָה (ḥub·bā·lāh)
Verb - Pual - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2254: To wind tightly, to bind, a pledge, to pervert, destroy, to writhe in pain

my days
יָמַ֥י (yā·may)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

are extinguished;
נִזְעָ֗כוּ (niz·‘ā·ḵū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2193: To extinguish

the grave
קְבָרִ֥ים (qə·ḇā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6913: A grave, sepulcher

awaits me.
לִֽי׃ (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew
XVII.

(1) My breath is corrupt.--As it is said to be in Elephantiasis. Some understand it, "My spirit is consumed." (See margin.)

The graves.--i.e., the grave is mine--my portion. The plural is frequently used for the singular in Hebrew, as, e.g., in the case of the word blood, which is commonly plural, though with us it is never so used.

Verses 1-16. - The general character of this chapter has been considered in the introductory section to ch. 16. It is occupied mainly with Job's complaints of his treatment by his friends, and his lamentations over his sufferings (vers. 1-12). At the end he appeals to the grave, as the only hope or comfort left to him (vers. 13-16). Verse 1. - My breath is corrupt; or, my spirit is oppressed. But the physical meaning is the more probable one. A fetid breath is one of the surest signs of approaching dissolution. My days are extinct; or, cut off. The verb used does not occur elsewhere. The graves are ready for me; or, the chambers of the grave are mine already. The plural form is best explained by regarding it as referring to the niches commonly cut in a sepulchral chamber to receive the bodies of the departed (see Smith's 'Dictionary of the Bible,' vol. 3. pp. 1528-1536). 17:1-9 Job reflects upon the harsh censures his friends had passed upon him, and, looking on himself as a dying man, he appeals to God. Our time is ending. It concerns us carefully to redeem the days of time, and to spend them in getting ready for eternity. We see the good use the righteous should make of Job's afflictions from God, from enemies, and from friends. Instead of being discouraged in the service of God, by the hard usage this faithful servant of God met with, they should be made bold to proceed and persevere therein. Those who keep their eye upon heaven as their end, will keep their feet in the paths of religion as their way, whatever difficulties and discouragements they may meet with.
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