The Holy Bible - The Book of Job, Chapter 17 (Latin)
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1My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are ready for me.
2Are there not mockers with me? and doth not mine eye continue in their provocation?
3Lay down now, put me in a surety with thee; who is he that will strike hands with me?
4For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt them.
5He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.
6He hath made me also a byword of the people; and aforetime I was as a tabret.
7Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shadow.
8Upright men shall be astonied at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite.
9The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.
10But as for you all, do ye return, and come now: for I cannot find one wise man among you.
11My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.
12They change the night into day: the light is short because of darkness.
13If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness.
14I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister.
15And where is now my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?
16They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.
1spiritus meus adtenuabitur dies mei breviabuntur et solum mihi superest sepulchrum
2non peccavi et in amaritudinibus moratur oculus meus
3libera me et pone iuxta te et cuiusvis manus pugnet contra me
4cor eorum longe fecisti a disciplina et propterea non exaltabuntur
5praedam pollicetur sociis et oculi filiorum eius deficient
6posuit me quasi in proverbium vulgi et exemplum sum coram eis
7caligavit ab indignatione oculus meus et membra mea quasi in nihili redacta sunt
8stupebunt iusti super hoc et innocens contra hypocritam suscitabitur
9et tenebit iustus viam suam et mundis manibus addet fortitudinem
10igitur vos omnes convertimini et venite et non inveniam in vobis ullum sapientem
11dies mei transierunt cogitationes meae dissipatae sunt torquentes cor meum
12noctem verterunt in diem et rursum post tenebras spero lucem
13si sustinuero infernus domus mea est in tenebris stravi lectulum meum
14putredini dixi pater meus es mater mea et soror mea vermibus
15ubi est ergo nunc praestolatio mea et patientiam meam quis considerat
16in profundissimum infernum descendent omnia mea putasne saltim ibi erit requies mihi