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Job 30

Book of Job - Chapter 30

Job 30:1

"But now those who are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to put with my sheep dogs.

Job 30:2

Of what use is the strength of their hands to me, men in whom ripe age has perished?

Job 30:3

They are gaunt from lack and famine. They gnaw the dry ground, in the gloom of waste and desolation.

Job 30:4

They pluck salt herbs by the bushes. The roots of the broom are their food.

Job 30:5

They are driven out from the midst of men. They cry after them as after a thief;

Job 30:6

So that they dwell in frightful valleys, and in holes of the earth and of the rocks.

Job 30:7

Among the bushes they bray; and under the nettles they are gathered together.

Job 30:8

They are children of fools, yes, children of base men. They were flogged out of the land.

Job 30:9

"Now I have become their song. Yes, I am a byword to them.

Job 30:10

They abhor me, they stand aloof from me, and don't hesitate to spit in my face.

Job 30:11

For he has untied his cord, and afflicted me; and they have thrown off restraint before me.

Job 30:12

On my right hand rise the rabble. They thrust aside my feet, They cast up against me their ways of destruction.

Job 30:13

They mar my path, They set forward my calamity, without anyone's help.

Job 30:14

As through a wide breach they come, in the midst of the ruin they roll themselves in.

Job 30:15

Terrors have turned on me. They chase my honor as the wind. My welfare has passed away as a cloud.

Job 30:16

"Now my soul is poured out within me. Days of affliction have taken hold on me.

Job 30:17

In the night season my bones are pierced in me, and the pains that gnaw me take no rest.

Job 30:18

By great force is my garment disfigured. It binds me about as the collar of my coat.

Job 30:19

He has cast me into the mire. I have become like dust and ashes.

Job 30:20

I cry to you, and you do not answer me. I stand up, and you gaze at me.

Job 30:21

You have turned to be cruel to me. With the might of your hand you persecute me.

Job 30:22

You lift me up to the wind, and drive me with it. You dissolve me in the storm.

Job 30:23

For I know that you will bring me to death, To the house appointed for all living.

Job 30:24

"However doesn't one stretch out a hand in his fall? Or in his calamity therefore cry for help?

Job 30:25

Didn't I weep for him who was in trouble? Wasn't my soul grieved for the needy?

Job 30:26

When I looked for good, then evil came; When I waited for light, there came darkness.

Job 30:27

My heart is troubled, and doesn't rest. Days of affliction have come on me.

Job 30:28

I go mourning without the sun. I stand up in the assembly, and cry for help.

Job 30:29

I am a brother to jackals, and a companion to ostriches.

Job 30:30

My skin grows black and peels from me. My bones are burned with heat.

Job 30:31

Therefore my harp has turned to mourning, and my pipe into the voice of those who weep.