Job 17:5
Good News Translation
In the old proverb someone betrays his friends for money, and his children suffer for it.

New Revised Standard Version
Those who denounce friends for reward— the eyes of their children will fail.

Contemporary English Version
They have condemned me, just to benefit themselves; now blind their children.

New American Bible
For a share of property he informs on friends, while the eyes of his children grow dim.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He promiseth a prey to his companions, and the eyes of his children shall fail.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He promiseth a prey to his companions, and the eyes of his children shall fail.

He that

Job 32:21,22 I will not accept the person of man, and I will not level God with man. . . .

Psalm 12:2,3 They have spoken vain things, every one to his neighbour: with deceitful lips, and with a double heart have they spoken. . . .

Proverbs 20:19 Meddle not with him that revealeth secrets, and walketh deceitfully, and openeth wide his lips.

Proverbs 29:5 A man that speaketh to his friend with flattering and dissembling words, spreadeth a net for his feet.

1 Thessalonians 2:5 For neither have we used at any time the speech of flattery, as you know: nor taken an occasion of covetousness (God is witness):

the eyes

Exodus 20:5 Thou shalt not adore them, nor serve them: I am the Lord thy God, mighty, jealous, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me:

Deuteronomy 28:65 Neither shalt thou be quiet, even in those nations, nor shall there be any rest for the sole of thy foot. For the Lord will give thee a fearful heart, and languishing eyes, and a soul consumed with pensiveness:

1 Kings 11:12 Nevertheless, in thy days I will not do it, for David thy father's sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son.

Lamentations 4:17 Ain. While we were yet standing, our eyes failed, expecting help for us in vain, when we looked attentively towards a nation that was not able to save.

Job Prepares for Death
4Thou hast set their heart far from understanding, therefore they shall not be exalted. 5He promiseth a prey to his companions, and the eyes of his children shall fail.6He hath made me as it were a byword of the people, and I am an example before them.…
Cross References
Leviticus 19:13
Thou shalt not calumniate thy neighbour, nor oppress him by violence. The wages of him that hath been hired by thee shall not abide with thee until the morning.

Leviticus 19:16
Thou shalt not be a detractor nor a whisperer among the people. Thou shalt not stand against the blood of thy neighbour. I am the Lord.

Job 11:20
But the eyes of the wicked shall decay, and the way to escape shall fail them, and their hope the abomination of the soul.

Job 17:4
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