Job 17:3
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New International Version
"Give me, O God, the pledge you demand. Who else will put up security for me?

King James Bible
Lay down now, put me in a surety with thee; who is he that will strike hands with me?

Darby Bible Translation
Lay down now [a pledge], be thou surety for me with thyself: who is he that striketh hands with me?

World English Bible
"Now give a pledge, be collateral for me with yourself. Who is there who will strike hands with me?

Young's Literal Translation
Place, I pray Thee, my pledge with Thee; Who is he that striketh hand with me?

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Lay down now - Deposit a pledge; stake your conduct against mine, and your life and soul on the issue; let the cause come before God, let him try it; and see whether any of you shall be justified by him, while I am condemned.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

put me

Job 9:33 Neither is there any judge between us, that might lay his hand on us both.

Genesis 43:9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shall you require him: if I bring him not to you, and set him before you...

Genesis 44:32 For your servant became surety for the lad to my father, saying, If I bring him not to you...

Proverbs 11:15 He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hates indebtedness is sure.

Proverbs 20:16 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

Hebrews 7:22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

strike

Proverbs 6:11 So shall your poverty come as one that travels, and your want as an armed man.

Proverbs 11:15 He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hates indebtedness is sure.

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Proverbs 17:18 A man void of understanding strikes hands, and becomes surety in the presence of his friend.

Proverbs 22:26 Be not you one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.

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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
Psalm 119:122
Ensure your servant's well-being; do not let the arrogant oppress me.

Isaiah 38:14
I cried like a swift or thrush, I moaned like a mourning dove. My eyes grew weak as I looked to the heavens. I am being threatened; Lord, come to my aid!"

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