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Job 30 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Job's Present State Is Humiliating

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:1 - “But now those younger than I mock me,
Whose fathers I disdained to put with the dogs of my flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:2 - “Indeed, what good was the strength of their hands to me?
Vigor had perished from them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:3 - “From want and famine they are gaunt
Who gnaw the dry ground by night in waste and desolation,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:4 - Who pluck [fn]mallow by the bushes,
And whose food is the root of the broom shrub.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:5 - “They are driven from the community;
They shout against them as against a thief,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:6 - So that they dwell in dreadful [fn]valleys,
In holes of the earth and of the rocks.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:7 - “Among the bushes they [fn]cry out;
Under the nettles they are gathered together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:8 - [fn]Fools, even [fn]those without a name,
They were scourged from the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:9 - “And now I have become their [fn]taunt,
I have even become a byword to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:10 - “They abhor me and stand aloof from me,
And they do not [fn]refrain from spitting at my face.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:11 - “Because [fn]He has loosed [fn]His [fn]bowstring and afflicted me,
They have cast off the bridle before me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:12 - “On the right hand their [fn]brood arises;
They thrust aside my feet and build up against me their ways of destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:13 - “They break up my path,
They profit [fn]from my destruction;
No one restrains them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:14 - “As through a wide breach they come,
[fn]Amid the tempest they roll on.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:15 - “Terrors are turned against me;
They pursue my [fn]honor as the wind,
And my [fn]prosperity has passed away like a cloud.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:16 - “And now my soul is poured out [fn]within me;
Days of affliction have seized me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:17 - “At night it pierces my bones [fn]within me,
And my gnawing pains take no rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:18 - “By a great force my garment is distorted;
It binds me about as the collar of my coat.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:19 - “He has cast me into the mire,
And I have become like dust and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:20 - “I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer me;
I stand up, and You turn Your attention against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:21 - “You have [fn]become cruel to me;
With the might of Your hand You persecute me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:22 - “You lift me up to the wind and cause me to ride;
And You dissolve me in a storm.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:23 - “For I know that You will bring me to death
And to the house of meeting for all living.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:24 - “Yet does not one in a heap of ruins stretch out his hand,
Or in his disaster therefore cry out for help?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:25 - “Have I not wept for the [fn]one whose life is hard?
Was not my soul grieved for the needy?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:26 - “When I expected good, then evil came;
When I waited for light, then darkness came.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:27 - [fn]I am seething within and cannot relax;
Days of affliction confront me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:28 - “I go about [fn]mourning without comfort;
I stand up in the assembly and cry out for help.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:29 - “I have become a brother to jackals
And a companion of ostriches.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:30 - “My skin turns black [fn]on me,
And my bones burn with [fn]fever.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:31 - “Therefore my harp [fn]is turned to mourning,
And my flute to the sound of those who weep.
NASB95 Footnotes
I.e. plant of the salt marshes
Or, wadis
Or, bray
Literally: Sons of fools
Literally: sons
Literally: song
Literally: withhold spit from my face
Or, they
Some mss read my
Or, cord
Possibly sprout or offspring
Literally: for
Literally: Under
Or, nobility
Or, welfare
Literally: upon
Literally: from upon
Literally: turned to be
Literally: hard of day
Literally: My inward parts are boiling
Or, blackened, but not by the heat of the sun
Literally: from upon
Literally: heat
Literally: becomes

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