13 If I hope for [a](A)Sheol as my home,
I [b]make my bed in the darkness;
14 If I call to the (B)grave, ‘You are my father’;
To the (C)maggot, ‘my mother and my sister’;
15 Where then is (D)my hope?
And who looks at my hope?
16 [c]Will it go down with me to Sheol?
Shall we together (E)go down into the dust?”

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  1. Job 17:13 I.e., the netherworld
  2. Job 17:13 Lit spread out
  3. Job 17:16 As in LXX; Heb possibly Let my limbs sink down to Sheol, since there is rest in the dust for all.

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