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Job 17:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— If I look for Sheol as my house; If I have spread my couch in the darkness;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— If I wait, the grave [is] mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “If I look for Sheol as my home, I make my bed in the darkness;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— If I wait, the grave [is] my house: I have made my bed in the darkness.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— If I wait, Sheol is my house; I spread my bed in the darkness:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— If I wait for hades as my house, in darkness, have spread out my couch;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— If I wait—Sheol [is] my house, In darkness I have spread out my couch.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— If I wait hell is my house, and I have made my bed in darkness.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— If I waite, the graue [is] mine house: I haue made my bedde in the darknesse.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For if I remain, the grave{gr.Hades} is my habitation: and my bed has been made in darkness.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— If I wait, the grave [is] mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
If x518
(0518) Complement
A primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogitive, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence as a negative, not.
I wait, 6960
{6960} Prime
A primitive root; to bind together (perhaps by twisting), that is, collect; (figuratively) to expect.
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
the grave 7585
{7585} Prime
From H7592; hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranian retreat), including its accessories and inmates.
[is] mine house: 1004
{1004} Prime
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
I have made 7502
{7502} Prime
A primitive root; to spread (a bed); by implication to refresh.
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
my bed 3326
{3326} Prime
Passive participle of H3331; spread, that is, a bed; (architecturally) an extension, that is, wing or lean to (a single story or collection).
in the darkness. 2822
{2822} Prime
From H2821; the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 17:13

_ _ Rather, “if I wait for this grave (Sheol, or the unseen world) as my house, and make my bed in the darkness (Job 17:14), and say to corruption,” rather, “to the pit” or “grave,” etc. (Job 17:15). Where then is my hope? [Umbreit]. The apodosis is at Job 17:15.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 17:10-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 17:13

Wait — For deliverance, I should be disappointed; for I am upon the borders of the grave, I expect no rest but in the dark grave, for which therefore I prepare myself. I endeavour to make it easy, by keeping my conscience pure, by seeing Christ lying in this bed, (so turning it into a bed of spices) and by looking beyond it to the resurrection.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 17:13

If I wait, (n) the grave [is] mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness.

(n) Though I should hope to come from adversity to prosperity, as your discourse pretends.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
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.
Psalms 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
Lamentations 3:25-26 The LORD [is] good unto them that wait for him, to the soul [that] seeketh him. ... [It is] good that [a man] should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

the grave:

Job 17:1 My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves [are ready] for me.
Job 10:21-22 Before I go [whence] I shall not return, [even] to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; ... A land of darkness, as darkness [itself; and] of the shadow of death, without any order, and [where] the light [is] as darkness.
Job 30:23 For I know [that] thou wilt bring me [to] death, and [to] the house appointed for all living.

I have made:

Psalms 139:8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou [art] there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou [art there].
Isaiah 57:2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, [each one] walking [in] his uprightness.
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