Job 17:5
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New International Version
If anyone denounces their friends for reward, the eyes of their children will fail.

King James Bible
He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.

Darby Bible Translation
He that betrayeth friends for a prey -- even the eyes of his children shall fail.

World English Bible
He who denounces his friends for a prey, Even the eyes of his children shall fail.

Young's Literal Translation
For a portion he sheweth friendship, And the eyes of his sons are consumed.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He that speaketh flattery - There is a great variety of meaning given to the terms in this verse. The general sense is, The man who expects much from his friends will be disappointed: while depending on them his children's eyes may fail in looking for bread.

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He that

Job 32:21,22 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles to man...

Psalm 12:2,3 They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak...

Proverbs 20:19 He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flatters with his lips.

Proverbs 29:5 A man that flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

1 Thessalonians 2:5 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness:

the eyes

Exodus 20:5 You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD your God am a jealous God...

Deuteronomy 28:65 And among these nations shall you find no ease, neither shall the sole of your foot have rest...

1 Kings 11:12 Notwithstanding in your days I will not do it for David your father's sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of your son.

Lamentations 4:17 As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us.

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9Th Day. Persevering Grace.
"He is Faithful that Promised." "The righteous shall hold on his way."--JOB xvii. 9. Persevering Grace. Reader! how comforting to thee amid the ebbings and flowings of thy changing history, to know that the change is all with thee, and not with thy God! Thy spiritual bark may be tossed on waves of temptation, in many a dark midnight. Thou mayest think thy pilot hath left thee, and be ready continually to say, "Where is my God?" But fear not! The bark which bears thy spiritual destinies is in better
John Ross Macduff—The Faithful Promiser

Another Shorter Evening Prayer.
O eternal God and heavenly Father, if I were not taught and assured by the promises of thy gospel, and the examples of Peter, Mary Magdalene, the publican, the prodigal child, and many other penitent sinners, that thou art so full of compassion, and so ready to forgive the greatest sinners, who are heaviest laden with sin, at what time soever they return unto thee with penitent hearts, lamenting their sins, and imploring thy grace, I should despair for mine own sins, and be utterly discouraged from
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
Leviticus 19:13
"'Do not defraud or rob your neighbor. "'Do not hold back the wages of a hired worker overnight.

Leviticus 19:16
"'Do not go about spreading slander among your people. "'Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor's life. I am the LORD.

Job 11:20
But the eyes of the wicked will fail, and escape will elude them; their hope will become a dying gasp."

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