Job 17:15
New International Version
where then is my hope-- who can see any hope for me?

New Living Translation
Where then is my hope? Can anyone find it?

English Standard Version
where then is my hope? Who will see my hope?

Berean Study Bible
where then is my hope? Who can see any hope for me?

King James Bible
And where is now my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?

New King James Version
Where then is my hope? As for my hope, who can see it?

New American Standard Bible
Where then is my hope? And who looks at my hope?

NASB 1995
Where now is my hope? And who regards my hope?

NASB 1977
Where now is my hope? And who regards my hope?

Amplified Bible
Where now is my hope? And who regards or considers or is even concerned about my hope?

Christian Standard Bible
where then is my hope? Who can see any hope for me?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
where then is my hope? Who can see any hope for me?

American Standard Version
Where then is my hope? And as for my hope, who shall see it?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Where then is yet my hope? or where shall I see my good?

Contemporary English Version
But what kind of hope is that?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Where is now then my expectation, and who considereth my patience?

English Revised Version
Where then is my hope? and as for my hope, who shall see it?

Good News Translation
Where is there any hope for me? Who sees any?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
then where is my hope? Can you see any hope left in me?

International Standard Version
where would my hope be? "And speaking of my hope, who would notice it?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Where then is my hope? And as for my hope, who shall see it?

Literal Standard Version
And where [is] my hope now? Indeed, my hope, who beholds it?

NET Bible
where then is my hope? And my hope, who sees it?

New Heart English Bible
where then is my hope? As for my hope, who shall see it?

World English Bible
where then is my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?

Young's Literal Translation
And where is now my hope? Yea, my hope, who doth behold it?

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Job Prepares for Death
14and say to corruption, ‘You are my father,’ and to the worm, ‘My mother,’ or ‘My sister,’ 15where then is my hope? Who can see any hope for me? 16Will it go down to the gates of Sheol? Will we go down together into the dust?”…

Cross References
Job 7:6
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle; they come to an end without hope.

Isaiah 38:10
I said, "In the prime of my life I must go through the gates of Sheol and be deprived of the remainder of my years."

Lamentations 3:18
So I say, "My strength has perished, along with my hope from the LORD."


Treasury of Scripture

And where is now my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?

my hope

Job 4:6
Is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the uprightness of thy ways?

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

Job 13:15
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.









Verse 15. - And where is now my hope? (comp. Job 14:18-15). At first sight it might seem that to cue in Sheol there could be no hope. But Job is too conscious of his own ignorance to dogmatize on such a subject. What does he know of Sheol? How can he be sure that it is "God's last word to men"? There may be As for my hope, who shall see it? i.e. what eye can penetrate the darkness of the future, and solve the riddle for me?

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
where
וְ֭אַיֵּה (wə·’ay·yêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 346: Where?

then
אֵפ֣וֹ (’ê·p̄ōw)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 645: Here, now, then

is my hope?
תִקְוָתִ֑י (ṯiq·wā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8615: A cord, expectancy

Who
מִ֣י (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

can see
יְשׁוּרֶֽנָּה׃ (yə·šū·ren·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7789: To spy out, survey, lurk for, care for

any hope for me?
וְ֝תִקְוָתִ֗י (wə·ṯiq·wā·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8615: A cord, expectancy


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