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Good News Translation
My only hope is the world of the dead, where I will lie down to sleep in the dark.
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If I wait hell is my house, and I have made my bed in darkness.
If I wait
Job 14:14 Shall man that is dead, thinkest thou, live again? all the days in which I am now in warfare, I expect until my change come.
Psalm 27:14 Expect the Lord, do manfully, and let thy heart take courage, and wait thou for the Lord.
Lamentations 3:25,26 Teth. The Lord is good to them that hope in him, to the soul that seeketh him. . . .
Job 17:1 My spirit shall be wasted, my days shall be shortened and only the grave remaineth for me.
Job 10:21,22 Before I go and return no more, to a land that is dark and covered with the mist of death: . . .
Job 30:23 I know that thou wilt deliver me to death, where a house is appointed for every one that liveth.
I have made
Psalm 139:8 If I ascend into heaven, thou art there: if I descend into hell, thou art present.
Isaiah 57:2 Let peace come, let him rest in his bed that hath walked in his uprightness.
ContextJob Prepares for Death
…12They have turned night into day, and after darkness I hope for light again. 13If I wait hell is my house, and I have made my bed in darkness.14I have said to rottenness: Thou art my father; to worms, my mother and my sister.…
For now I should have been asleep and still, and should have rest in my sleep:
As a cloud is consumed, and passeth away: so he that shall go down to hell shall not come up.
They have turned night into day, and after darkness I hope for light again.
And they shall fear high things, and they shall be afraid in the way, the almond tree shall flourish, the locust shall be made fat, and the caper tree shall be destroyed: because man shall go into the house of his eternity, and the mourners shall go round about in the street.
Additional TranslationsIf I look for Sheol as my home, if I spread out my bed in darkness,If I wait, the grave is my house: I have made my bed in the darkness.
If I look for Sheol as my house; If I have spread my couch in the darkness;
For if I remain, Hades is my habitation: and my bed has been made in darkness.
If I wait, Sheol is my house; I spread my bed in the darkness:
If I look for Sheol as mine house; if I have spread my couch in the darkness;
If I wait, the grave is my house: I have made my bed in the darkness.
If I look for Sheol as my house, if I have spread my couch in the darkness,
If I wait -- Sheol is my house, In darkness I have spread out my couch.
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