New Living Translation
No, my hope will go down with me to the grave. We will rest together in the dust!"
King James Bible
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:16 They - My hopes, of which he spake in the singular number, ver.15, which he here changes into the plural, as is usual in these poetical books. Bars - Into the innermost parts of the pit: my hopes are dying, and will be buried in my grave. We must shortly be in the dust, under the bars of the pit, held fast there, 'till the general resurrection. All good men, if they cannot agree now will there rest together. Let the foresight of this cool the heat of all contenders, and moderate the disputers of this world.
For in death the wicked cause no trouble, and the weary are at rest.
"My days fly faster than a weaver's shuttle. They end without hope.
Just as a cloud dissipates and vanishes, those who die will not come back.
Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:
A great funeral procession goes to the cemetery. Many pay their respects as the body is laid to rest, and the earth gives sweet repose.
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