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Job 30 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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But now they that are younger than I have me in derision,
Whose fathers I disdained to set with the dogs of my flock.
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Yea, the strength of their hands, whereto should it profit me?
Men in whom ripe age is perished.
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They are gaunt with want and famine;
They gnaw the dry ground, in the gloom of wasteness and desolation.
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They pluck salt-wort by the bushes;
And the roots of the broom are their food.
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They are driven forth from the midst of men;
They cry after them as after a thief;
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So that they dwell in frightful valleys,
In holes of the earth and of the rocks.
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Among the bushes they bray;
Under the nettles they are gathered together.
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They are children of fools, yea, children of base men;
They were scourged out of the land.
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And now I am become their song,
Yea, I am a byword unto them.
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They abhor me, they stand aloof from me,
And spare not to spit in my face.
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For he hath loosed his cord, and afflicted me;
And they have cast off the bridle before me.
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Upon my right hand rise the rabble;
They thrust aside my feet,
And they cast up against me their ways of destruction.
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They mar my path,
They set forward my calamity,
Even men that have no helper.
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As through a wide breach they come:
In the midst of the ruin they roll themselves upon me.
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Terrors are turned upon me;
They chase mine honor as the wind;
And my welfare is passed away as a cloud.
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And now my soul is poured out within me;
Days of affliction have taken hold upon me.
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In the night season my bones are pierced in me,
And the pains that gnaw me take no rest.
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By God’s great force is my garment disfigured;
It bindeth me about as the collar of my coat.
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He hath cast me into the mire,
And I am become like dust and ashes.
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I cry unto thee, and thou dost not answer me:
I stand up, and thou gazest at me.
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Thou art turned to be cruel to me;
With the might of thy hand thou persecutest me.
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Thou liftest me up to the wind, thou causest me to ride upon it;
And thou dissolvest me in the storm.
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For I know that thou wilt bring me to death,
And to the house appointed for all living.
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Howbeit doth not one stretch out the hand in his fall?
Or in his calamity therefore cry for help?
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Did not I weep for him that was in trouble?
Was not my soul grieved for the needy?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:26 -
When I looked for good, then evil came;
And when I waited for light, there came darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:27 -
My heart is troubled, and resteth not;
Days of affliction are come upon me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:28 -
I go mourning without the sun:
I stand up in the assembly, and cry for help.
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I am a brother to jackals,
And a companion to ostriches.
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My skin is black, and falleth from me,
And my bones are burned with heat.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:31 -
Therefore is my harp turned to mourning,
And my pipe into the voice of them that weep.
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Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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