Job 17:16
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King James Version
They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.

Darby Bible Translation
It shall go down to the bars of Sheol, when our rest shall be together in the dust.

World English Bible
Shall it go down with me to the gates of Sheol, or descend together into the dust?"

Young's Literal Translation
To the parts of Sheol ye go down, If together on the dust we may rest.

Job 17:16 Parallel
Commentary
Geneva Study Bible

{p} They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.

(p) All worldly hope and prosperity fail which you say, are only signs of God's favour but seeing that these things perish, I set my hope in God and in the life everlasting.

Scofield Reference Notes

Margin grave

Heb. "Sheol," See Scofield Note: "Hab 2:5" Job 17:16 Parallel Commentaries

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Whether Christ Went Down into the Hell of the Lost?
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ went down into the hell of the lost, because it is said by the mouth of Divine Wisdom (Ecclus. 24:45): "I will penetrate to all the lower parts of the earth." But the hell of the lost is computed among the lower parts of the earth according to Ps. 62:10: "They shall go into the lower parts of the earth." Therefore Christ who is the Wisdom of God, went down even into the hell of the lost. Objection 2: Further, Peter says (Acts 2:24) that "God hath raised up Christ,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

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

Job
The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Job 3:17
There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.

Job 7:6
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

Job 7:9
As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.

Job 18:1
Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

Job 21:33
The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after him, as there are innumerable before him.

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