JOB 30

Jb 30:1But now those who are younger than I / Hold me in derision, / Those whose fathers I disdained / To put with the dogs of my flock.

Jb 30:2Indeed, what good is the strength of their hands to me? / Their vigor has perished from them.

Jb 30:3Withered up through want and hunger, / They gnaw at the dry ground, / A gloom of waste and desolation.

Jb 30:4They pick the mallow upon the bushes, / And the roots of the broom shrub are their food.

Jb 30:5They are driven from the company of men; / Men cry after them as after a thief;

Jb 30:6So that they must dwell in the most dreadful ravines, / In caves of the earth and in the rocks.

Jb 30:7Among the bushes they bray; / Under the nettles they huddle.

Jb 30:8Sons of fools, indeed sons of nameless men, / They have been stricken from the land.

Jb 30:9And now I have become their song, / And I am a byword to them.

Jb 30:10They abhor me; they stand aloof from me; / And they do not withhold their spit from my face.

Jb 30:11For He has loosened my cord and afflicted me; / Therefore they have cast off restraint in my presence.

Jb 30:12At my right hand a brood rises up; / They send my feet running / And cast up against me their ways of destruction.

Jb 30:13They break up my path; / They promote my calamity, / Though there is no profit to them.

Jb 30:14As through a wide breach they come in; / Amid the ruin they roll on.

Jb 30:15Terrors are turned upon me; / My honor is pursued as by a wind, / And my prosperity passes away like a cloud.

Jb 30:16And now my soul is poured out within me; / Days of affliction have taken hold of me.

Jb 30:17The night rends my bones from me, / And my gnawing pains do not rest.

Jb 30:18With great force my garment is distorted; / It binds me like the collar of my coat.

Jb 30:19He has cast me into the mire, / And I am like dust and ashes.

Jb 30:20I cry unto You, but You do not answer me; / I stand up, and You stare at me.

Jb 30:21You have turned to become cruel to me; / With the might of Your hand You pursue me.

Jb 30:22You lift me up into the wind; You make me ride on it; / And You dissolve me in the storm.

Jb 30:23For I know that You will bring me into death, / And to the house appointed for all living.

Jb 30:24Nevertheless does not a man put forth his hand when he falls, / Or because of his disaster therefore cry out?

Jb 30:25Did I not weep for him who had hard days? / Was my soul not grieved for the needy?

Jb 30:26When I expected good, evil came; / And when I waited for light, darkness came.

Jb 30:27My inward parts are in turmoil and are not still; / Days of affliction have drawn near to me.

Jb 30:28I go about in sunless mourning. / I rise up in the congregation; I cry for help.

Jb 30:29I am a brother to jackals / And a companion to ostriches.

Jb 30:30My skin is black and falling from me, / And my bones burn with heat.

Jb 30:31My lyre has become mourning, / And my pipe, the voice of those who weep.

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