Job 23:17
Contemporary English Version
God has covered me with darkness, but I refuse to be silent.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I have not perished because of the darkness that hangs over me, neither hath the mist covered my face.

New American Bible
Yes, would that I had vanished in darkness, hidden by the thick gloom before me.

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For I have not perished because of the darkness that hangs over me, neither hath the mist covered my face.

cut off

Job 6:9 And that he that hath begun may destroy me, that he may let loose his hand, and cut me off?

2 Kings 22:20 Therefore I will gather thee to thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered to thy sepulchre in peace; that thy eyes may not see all the evils which I will bring upon this place.

Isaiah 57:1 The just perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart, and men of mercy are taken away, because there is none that understandeth; for the just man is taken away from before the face of evil.

the darkness from

Job 15:22 He believeth not that he may return from darkness to light, looking round about for the sword on every side.

Job 18:6,18 The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and the lamp that is over him, shall be put out. . . .

Job 19:8 He hath hedged in my path round about, and I cannot pass, and in my way he hath set darkness.

Job 22:11 And didst thou think that thou shouldst not see darkness, and that thou shouldst not be covered with the violence of overflowing waters?

Context
Job Longs for God
16God hath softened my heart, and the Almighty hath troubled me. 17For I have not perished because of the darkness that hangs over me, neither hath the mist covered my face.
Cross References
Job 10:18
Why didst thou bring me forth out of the womb? O that I had been consumed, that eye might not see me!

Job 10:19
I should have been as if I had not been, carried from the womb to the grave.

Job 19:8
He hath hedged in my path round about, and I cannot pass, and in my way he hath set darkness.

Additional Translations
Yet I am not silenced by the darkness, by the thick darkness that covers my face.Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither has he covered the darkness from my face.

Because I was not cut off before the darkness, Neither did he cover the thick darkness from my face.

For I knew not that darkness would come upon me, and thick darkness has covered me before my face.

Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he hidden the gloom from me.

Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither did he cover the thick darkness from my face.

Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he covered the darkness from my face.

Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither did he cover the thick darkness from my face.

For I have not been cut off before darkness, And before me He covered thick darkness.
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