Job 17:13
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New International Version
If the only home I hope for is the grave, if I spread out my bed in the realm of darkness,

King James Bible
If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness.

Darby Bible Translation
If I wait, Sheol is my house; I spread my bed in the darkness:

World English Bible
If I look for Sheol as my house, if I have spread my couch in the darkness,

Young's Literal Translation
If I wait -- Sheol is my house, In darkness I have spread out my couch.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The grave is mine house - Let my life be long or short, the grave at last will be my home. I expect soon to lie down in darkness - there is my end: I cannot reasonably hope for any thing else.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If I wait

Job 14:14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Lamentations 3:25,26 The LORD is good to them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him...

the grave. See on

Job 17:1 My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are ready for me.

Job 10:21,22 Before I go from where I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death...

Job 30:23 For I know that you will bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.

I have made

Psalm 139:8 If I ascend up into heaven, you are there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, you are there.

Isaiah 57:2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

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
Job 3:13
For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest

Job 7:9
As a cloud vanishes and is gone, so one who goes down to the grave does not return.

Job 17:12
turn night into day; in the face of the darkness light is near.

Ecclesiastes 12:5
when people are afraid of heights and of dangers in the streets; when the almond tree blossoms and the grasshopper drags itself along and desire no longer is stirred. Then people go to their eternal home and mourners go about the streets.

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