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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Chapter Overview
 
1Job appeals from men to God.
6The unmerciful dealing of men with the afflicted may astonish, but not discourage the righteous.
11His hope is not in life, but in death.
 
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Chapter 17

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


breath is corrupt
or, spirit is spent.
19:17
my days
6:11; 42:16; Isaiah 57:16
the graves
13,14; Psalms 88:3-5; Isaiah 38:10-14

Verse 2
Are there not mockers with me? and doth not mine eye continue in their provocation?
mockers
12:4; 13:9; 16:20; 21:3; Psalms 35:14-16; Matthew 27:39-44
continue
Heb. lodge.
Psalms 25:13; 91:1; *marg:
provocation
1 Samuel 1:6,7

Verse 3
Lay down now, put me in a surety with thee; who is he that will strike hands with me?
put me
9:33; Genesis 43:9; 44:32; Proverbs 11:15; 20:16; Hebrews 7:22
strike
Proverbs 6:11; 11:15; *marg:; Proverbs 17:18; 22:26

Verse 4
For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt them.
2 Samuel 15:31; 17:14; 2 Chronicles 25:16; Isaiah 19:14; Matthew 11:25; 13:11; Romans 11:8; 1 Corinthians 1:20

Verse 5
He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.
He that
32:21,22; Psalms 12:2,3; Proverbs 20:19; 29:5; 1 Thessalonians 2:5
the eyes
Exodus 20:5; Deuteronomy 28:65; 1 Kings 11:12; Lamentations 4:17

Verse 6
He hath made me also a byword of the people; and aforetime I was as a tabret.
a by-word
30:9; 1 Kings 9:7; Psalms 44:14
aforetime
or, before them. as a tabret.
Genesis 31:27; Isaiah 5:12

Verse 7
Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shadow.
Mine eye
16:16; Psalms 6:7; 31:9,10; Lamentations 5:17
members
or, thoughts.
shadow
Psalms 109:23; Ecclesiastes 6:12

Verse 8
Upright men shall be astonied at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite.
astonied
Psalms 73:12-15; Ecclesiastes 5:8; Habakkuk 1:13; Romans 11:33
stir up
34:30; Acts 13:46

Verse 9
The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.
hold on
Psalms 84:7,11; Proverbs 4:18; 14:16; Isaiah 35:8-10; 1 Peter 1:5; 1 John 2:19
clean
Genesis 20:5; Psalms 24:4; 26:6; 73:13; Isaiah 1:15,16; Mark 7:2
be stronger and stronger
Heb. add strength.
Isaiah 40:29-31; 2 Corinthians 12:9,10

Verse 10
But as for you all, do ye return, and come now: for I cannot find one wise man among you.
do ye return
6:29; Malachi 3:18
for I
4; 15:9; 32:9; 42:7; 1 Corinthians 1:20; 6:5

Verse 11
My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.
My days
7:6; 9:25,26; Isaiah 38:10
purposes
Proverbs 16:9; 19:21; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Isaiah 8:10; Lamentations 3:37; Romans 1:13; 2 Corinthians 1:15-17; James 4:13-15
thoughts
Heb. possessions.

Verse 12
They change the night into day: the light is short because of darkness.
change
7:3,4,13,14; 24:14-16; Deuteronomy 28:67
short
Heb. near.

Verse 13
If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness.
If I wait
14:14; Psalms 27:14; Lamentations 3:25,26
the grave
1; 10:21,22; 30:23
I have made
Psalms 139:8; Isaiah 57:2

Verse 14
I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister.
said
Heb. cried, or, called. corruption.
21:32,33; Psalms 16:10; 49:9; Acts 2:27-31; 13:34-37; 1 Corinthians 15:42,53,54
to the worm
19:26; 24:20; Isaiah 14:11

Verse 15
And where is now my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?
my hope
4:6; 6:11; 13:15; 19:10

Verse 16
They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.
the bars of the pit
18:13,14; 33:18-28; Psalms 88:4-8; 143:7; Isaiah 38:17,18; Jonah 2:6
rest
3:17-19; Ezekiel 37:11; 2 Corinthians 1:9


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Job 17". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=job&chapter=017>.  

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