Job 17:2
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New American Standard Bible
"Surely mockers are with me, And my eye gazes on their provocation.

King James Bible
Are there not mockers with me? and doth not mine eye continue in their provocation?

Darby Bible Translation
Are there not mockers around me? and doth not mine eye abide in their provocation?

World English Bible
Surely there are mockers with me. My eye dwells on their provocation.

Young's Literal Translation
If not -- mockeries are with me. And in their provocations mine eye lodgeth.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

And doth not mine eye continue in their provocation? - Margin "lodge." This is the meaning of the Hebrew word used here - נלן tālan. It properly denotes to pass the night or to lodge in a place, as distinguished from a permanent residence. The idea here seems to be, that his eye "rested" on their provocations. It remained fixed on them. It was not a mere glance, a passing notice, but was such a view as resulted from a careful observation. It was not such a view as a traveler would obtain by passing hastily by, but it was such as one would obtain who had encamped for a time, and had an opportunity of looking around him with care, and seeing things as they were. Thus explained, there is much poetic beauty in the passage. The Vulgate, however, renders it, "I have not sinned, and mine eye remains in bitterness." The Septuagint, "I supplicate in distress - κάμνων kamnōn - yet what have I done? Strangers came, and stole my substance: who is the man?" The simple meaning is, that Job had a calm view of their wickedness, and that he could not be deceived.

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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

Cross References
Job 11:3
"Shall your boasts silence men? And shall you scoff and none rebuke?

Job 12:4
"I am a joke to my friends, The one who called on God and He answered him; The just and blameless man is a joke.

Job 17:6
"But He has made me a byword of the people, And I am one at whom men spit.

Job 21:3
"Bear with me that I may speak; Then after I have spoken, you may mock.

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