Job 17:3

“Lay down now, put me in a surety with thee; who is he that will strike hands with me?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 17:3

Lay downe now, put me in a suretie with thee; who is he that will strike hands with me?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Lay down, now, a pledge for me with Yourself; Who is there that will be my guarantor?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Give now a pledge, be surety for me with thyself; Who is there that will strike hands with me?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be pleased, now, to be responsible for me to yourself; for there is no other who will put his hand in mine.
- Basic English Bible

Lay down now [a pledge], be thou surety for me with thyself: who is he that striketh hands with me?
- Darby Bible

Lay down now, put me in a surety with thee; who is he that will strike hands with me?
- Webster's Bible

Now give a pledge, be collateral for me with yourself. Who is there who will strike hands with me?
- World English Bible

Place, I pray Thee, my pledge with Thee; Who is he that striketh hand with me?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Give now a pledge, be surety for me with Thyself; who else is there that will strike hands with me?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 17:3

Wesley's Notes for Job 17:3


17:3 Surety - These words contain, an humble desire to God that he would be his surety, or appoint him a surety who should maintain his righteous cause against his opposers. Strike hands - Be surety to me; whereof that was the usual gesture.


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