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If I look for Sheol to be my house,
spread out my bed in the darkness, Bible

“If I look for Sheol to be my house.” That is, “if I await death and then die.” Sheol is the state of being dead (see Appendix 4, “The Dead are Dead”).

“spread out my bed in the darkness.” In biblical times the “bed” was thick blankets that were rolled up during the day and spread out at night. Job speaks as if he spread out his bed “in the darkness,” that is, in the darkness of death.


Commentary for: Job 17:13