Job 17:15
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New International Version
where then is my hope-- who can see any hope for me?

King James Bible
And where is now my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?

Darby Bible Translation
And where is then my hope? yea, my hope, who shall see it?

World English Bible
where then is my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?

Young's Literal Translation
And where is now my hope? Yea, my hope, who doth behold it?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And where is now my hope? - In the circumstances in which I am found, of what use can hope be? Were I to form the expectation of future good, who could ever see it realized? Is it then any wonder that I should complain and bemoan my wretched lot?

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Job 4:6 Is not this your fear, your confidence, your hope, and the uprightness of your ways?

Job 6:11 What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is my end, that I should prolong my life?

Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain my own ways before him.

Job 19:10 He has destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and my hope has he removed like a tree.

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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 7:6
"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and they come to an end without hope.

Isaiah 38:10
I said, "In the prime of my life must I go through the gates of death and be robbed of the rest of my years?"

Lamentations 3:18
So I say, "My splendor is gone and all that I had hoped from the LORD."

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