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Chapter
Job 30

Book of Job - Chapter 30

Job 30:1

But now [they that are] younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.

Job 30:2

Yea, whereto [might] the strength of their hands [profit] me, in whom old age was perished?

Job 30:3

For want and famine [they were] solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.

Job 30:4

Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots [for] their meat.

Job 30:5

They were driven forth from among [men], (they cried after them as [after] a thief;)

Job 30:6

To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, [in] caves of the earth, and [in] the rocks.

Job 30:7

Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together.

Job 30:8

[They were] children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth.

Job 30:9

And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.

Job 30:10

They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in my face.

Job 30:11

Because he hath loosed my cord, and afflicted me, they have also let loose the bridle before me.

Job 30:12

Upon [my] right [hand] rise the youth; they push away my feet, and they raise up against me the ways of their destruction.

Job 30:13

They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no helper.

Job 30:14

They came [upon me] as a wide breaking in [of waters]: in the desolation they rolled themselves [upon me].

Job 30:15

Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind: and my welfare passeth away as a cloud.

Job 30:16

And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold upon me.

Job 30:17

My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest.

Job 30:18

By the great force [of my disease] is my garment changed: it bindeth me about as the collar of my coat.

Job 30:19

He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.

Job 30:20

I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me [not].

Job 30:21

Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.

Job 30:22

Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride [upon it], and dissolvest my substance.

Job 30:23

For I know [that] thou wilt bring me [to] death, and [to] the house appointed for all living.

Job 30:24

Howbeit he will not stretch out [his] hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction.

Job 30:25

Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was [not] my soul grieved for the poor?

Job 30:26

When I looked for good, then evil came [unto me]: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

Job 30:27

My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Job 30:28

I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, [and] I cried in the congregation.

Job 30:29

I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.

Job 30:30

My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.

Job 30:31

My harp also is [turned] to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.