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

Other Translations of Job 17:1

New International Version

171 My spirit is broken, my days are cut short, the grave awaits me.

English Standard Version

171 "My spirit is broken; my days are extinct; the graveyard is ready for me.

The Message

171 "My spirit is broken, my days used up, my grave dug and waiting.

New King James Version

171 "My spirit is broken, My days are extinguished, The grave is ready for me.

New Living Translation

171 "My spirit is crushed, and my life is nearly snuffed out. The grave is ready to receive me.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 17:1

Commentary on Job 17:1-9

(Read Job 17:1-9)

Job reflects upon the harsh censures his friends had passed upon him, and, looking on himself as a dying man, he appeals to God. Our time is ending. It concerns us carefully to redeem the days of time, and to spend them in getting ready for eternity. We see the good use the righteous should make of Job's afflictions from God, from enemies, and from friends. Instead of being discouraged in the service of God, by the hard usage this faithful servant of God met with, they should be made bold to proceed and persevere therein. Those who keep their eye upon heaven as their end, will keep their feet in the paths of religion as their way, whatever difficulties and discouragements they may meet with.