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Job 30 (WEBP)

[1] “But now those who are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I considered unworthy to put with my sheep dogs.
[2] Of what use is the strength of their hands to me, men in whom ripe age has perished?
[3] They are gaunt from lack and famine. They gnaw the dry ground, in the gloom of waste and desolation.
[4] They pluck salt herbs by the bushes. The roots of the broom tree are their food.
[5] They are driven out from among men. They cry after them as after a thief,
[6] so that they live in frightful valleys, and in holes of the earth and of the rocks.
[7] They bray among the bushes. They are gathered together under the nettles.
[8] They are children of fools, yes, children of wicked men. They were flogged out of the land.
[9] “Now I have become their song. Yes, I am a byword to them.
[10] They abhor me, they stand aloof from me, and don’t hesitate to spit in my face.
[11] For he has untied his cord, and afflicted me; and they have thrown off restraint before me.
[12] On my right hand rise the rabble. They thrust aside my feet. They cast their ways of destruction up against me.
[13] They mar my path. They promote my destruction without anyone’s help.
[14] As through a wide breach they come. They roll themselves in amid the ruin.
[15] Terrors have turned on me. They chase my honor as the wind. My welfare has passed away as a cloud.
[16] “Now my soul is poured out within me. Days of affliction have taken hold of me.
[17] In the night season my bones are pierced in me, and the pains that gnaw me take no rest.
[18] My garment is disfigured by great force. It binds me about as the collar of my tunic.
[19] He has cast me into the mire. I have become like dust and ashes.
[20] I cry to you, and you do not answer me. I stand up, and you gaze at me.
[21] You have turned to be cruel to me. With the might of your hand you persecute me.
[22] You lift me up to the wind, and drive me with it. You dissolve me in the storm.
[23] For I know that you will bring me to death, to the house appointed for all living.
[24] “However doesn’t one stretch out a hand in his fall? Or in his calamity therefore cry for help?
[25] Didn’t I weep for him who was in trouble? Wasn’t my soul grieved for the needy?
[26] When I looked for good, then evil came. When I waited for light, darkness came.
[27] My heart is troubled, and doesn’t rest. Days of affliction have come on me.
[28] I go mourning without the sun. I stand up in the assembly, and cry for help.
[29] I am a brother to jackals, and a companion to ostriches.
[30] My skin grows black and peels from me. My bones are burned with heat.
[31] Therefore my harp has turned to mourning, and my pipe into the voice of those who weep.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Job 30 (KJVS)

[1] But now [they that are] younger H6810 H3117 than I have me in derision H7832 (8804), whose fathers H1 I would have disdained H3988 (8804) to have set H7896 (8800) with the dogs H3611 of my flock H6629.
[2] Yea, whereto H4100 [might] the strength H3581 of their hands H3027 [profit] me, in whom old age H3624 was perished H6 (8804)?
[3] For want H2639 and famine H3720 [they were] solitary H1565; fleeing H6207 (8802) into the wilderness H6723 in former time H570 desolate H7722 and waste H4875.
[4] Who cut up H6998 (8801) mallows H4408 by the bushes H7880, and juniper H7574 roots H8328 [for] their meat H3899.
[5] They were driven forth H1644 (8792) from among H1460 [men], (they cried H7321 (8686) after them as [after] a thief H1590;)
[6] To dwell H7931 (8800) in the clifts H6178 of the valleys H5158, [in] caves H2356 of the earth H6083, and [in] the rocks H3710.
[7] Among the bushes H7880 they brayed H5101 (8799); under the nettles H2738 they were gathered together H5596 (8792).
[8] [They were] children H1121 of fools H5036, yea, children H1121 of base men H8034: they were viler H5217 (8738) than the earth H776.
[9] And now am I their song H5058, yea, I am their byword H4405.
[10] They abhor H8581 (8765) me, they flee far H7368 (8804) from me, and spare H2820 (8804) not to spit H7536 in my face H6440.
[11] Because he hath loosed H6605 (8765) my cord H3499, and afflicted H6031 (8762) me, they have also let loose H7971 (8765) the bridle H7448 before H6440 me.
[12] Upon [my] right H3225 [hand] rise H6965 (8799) the youth H6526; they push away H7971 (8765) my feet H7272, and they raise up H5549 (8799) against me the ways H734 of their destruction H343.
[13] They mar H5420 (8804) my path H5410, they set forward H3276 (8686) my calamity H1942 (8675) H1962, they have no helper H5826 (8802).
[14] They came H857 (8799) [upon me] as a wide H7342 breaking H6556 in [of waters]: in H8478 the desolation H7722 they rolled H1556 (8701) themselves [upon me].
[15] Terrors H1091 are turned H2015 (8717) upon me: they pursue H7291 (8799) my soul H5082 as the wind H7307: and my welfare H3444 passeth away H5674 (8804) as a cloud H5645.
[16] And now my soul H5315 is poured out H8210 (8691) upon me; the days H3117 of affliction H6040 have taken hold H270 (8799) upon me.
[17] My bones H6106 are pierced H5365 (8765) in me in the night season H3915: and my sinews H6207 (8802) take no rest H7901 (8799).
[18] By the great H7230 force H3581 [of my disease] is my garment H3830 changed H2664 (8691): it bindeth me about H247 (8799) as the collar H6310 of my coat H3801.
[19] He hath cast H3384 (8689) me into the mire H2563, and I am become like H4911 (8691) dust H6083 and ashes H665.
[20] I cry H7768 (8762) unto thee, and thou dost not hear H6030 (8799) me: I stand up H5975 (8804), and thou regardest H995 (8709) me [not].
[21] Thou art become H2015 (8735) cruel H393 to me: with thy strong H6108 hand H3027 thou opposest H7852 (8799) thyself against me.
[22] Thou liftest me up H5375 (8799) to the wind H7307; thou causest me to ride H7392 (8686) [upon it], and dissolvest H4127 (8787) my substance H8454 (8675) H7738 (8762).
[23] For I know H3045 (8804) [that] thou wilt bring H7725 (8686) me [to] death H4194, and [to] the house H1004 appointed H4150 for all living H2416.
[24] Howbeit he will not stretch out H7971 (8799) [his] hand H3027 to the grave H1164, though they cry H7769 in his destruction H6365.
[25] Did not I weep H1058 (8804) for him that was in trouble H7186 H3117? was [not] my soul H5315 grieved H5701 (8804) for the poor H34?
[26] When I looked H6960 (8765) for good H2896, then evil H7451 came H935 (8799) [unto me]: and when I waited H3176 (8762) for light H216, there came H935 (8799) darkness H652.
[27] My bowels H4578 boiled H7570 (8795), and rested H1826 (8804) not: the days H3117 of affliction H6040 prevented H6923 (8765) me.
[28] I went H1980 (8765) mourning H6937 (8802) without the sun H2535: I stood up H6965 (8804), [and] I cried H7768 (8762) in the congregation H6951.
[29] I am a brother H251 to dragons H8577, and a companion H7453 to owls H1323 H3284.
[30] My skin H5785 is black H7835 (8804) upon me, and my bones H6106 are burned H2787 (8804) with heat H2721.
[31] My harp H3658 also is [turned] to mourning H60, and my organ H5748 into the voice H6963 of them that weep H1058 (8802).

Young’s Literal Translation

Job 30 (YLT)

[1] And now, laughed at me, Have the younger in days than I, Whose fathers I have loathed to set With the dogs of my flock.
[2] Also-the power of their hands, why is it to me? On them hath old age perished.
[3] With want and with famine gloomy, Those fleeing to a dry place, Formerly a desolation and waste,
[4] Those cropping mallows near a shrub, And broom-roots is their food.
[5] From the midst they are cast out, (They shout against them as a thief),
[6] In a frightful place of valleys to dwell, Holes of earth and clefts.
[7] Among shrubs they do groan, Under nettles they are gathered together.
[8] Sons of folly-even sons without name, They have been smitten from the land.
[9] And now, their song I have been, And I am to them for a byword.
[10] They have abominated me, They have kept far from me, And from before me have not spared to spit.
[11] Because His cord He loosed and afflicteth me, And the bridle from before me, They have cast away.
[12] On the right hand doth a brood arise, My feet they have cast away, And they raise up against me, Their paths of calamity.
[13] They have broken down my path, By my calamity they profit, ‘He hath no helper.’
[14] As a wide breach they come, Under the desolation have rolled themselves.
[15] He hath turned against me terrors, It pursueth as the wind mine abundance, And as a thick cloud, Hath my safety passed away.
[16] And now, in me my soul poureth itself out, Seize me do days of affliction.
[17] At night my bone hath been pierced in me, And mine eyelids do not lie down.
[18] By the abundance of power, Is my clothing changed, As the mouth of my coat it doth gird me.
[19] Casting me into mire, And I am become like dust and ashes.
[20] I cry unto Thee, And Thou dost not answer me, I have stood, and Thou dost consider me.
[21] Thou art turned to be fierce to me, With the strength of Thy hand, Thou oppressest me.
[22] Thou dost lift me up, On the wind Thou dost cause me to ride, And Thou meltest-Thou levellest me.
[23] For I have known To death Thou dost bring me back, And to the house appointed for all living.
[24] Surely not against the heap Doth He send forth the hand, Though in its ruin they have safety.
[25] Did not I weep for him whose day is hard? Grieved hath my soul for the needy.
[26] When good I expected, then cometh evil, And I wait for light, and darkness cometh.
[27] My bowels have boiled, and have not ceased, Gone before me have days of affliction.
[28] Mourning I have gone without the sun, I have risen, in an assembly I cry.
[29] A brother I have been to dragons, And a companion to daughters of the ostrich.
[30] My skin hath been black upon me, And my bone hath burned from heat,
[31] And my harp doth become mourning, And my organ the sound of weeping.