||English: New American Standard Bible
Job 30 [Commentary] |
|| "But now those younger than I mock me,
Whose fathers I disdained to put with the dogs of my flock.
||"Indeed, what good was the strength of their hands to me?
Vigor had perished from them.
||"From want and famine they are gaunt
Who gnaw the dry ground by night in waste and desolation,
||Who pluck mallow by the bushes,
And whose food is the root of the broom shrub.
||"They are driven from the community;
They shout against them as against a thief,
||So that they dwell in dreadful valleys,
In holes of the earth and of the rocks.
||"Among the bushes they cry out;
Under the nettles they are gathered together.
||"Fools, even those without a name,
They were scourged from the land.
||"And now I have become their taunt,
I have even become a byword to them.
||"They abhor me and stand aloof from me,
And they do not refrain from spitting at my face.
||"Because He has loosed His bowstring and afflicted me,
They have cast off the bridle before me.
||"On the right hand their brood arises;
They thrust aside my feet and build up against me their ways of destruction.
||"They break up my path,
They profit from my destruction;
No one restrains them.
||"As through a wide breach they come,
Amid the tempest they roll on.
||"Terrors are turned against me;
They pursue my honor as the wind,
And my prosperity has passed away like a cloud.
||"And now my soul is poured out within me;
Days of affliction have seized me.
||"At night it pierces my bones within me,
And my gnawing pains take no rest.
||"By a great force my garment is distorted;
It binds me about as the collar of my coat.
||"He has cast me into the mire,
And I have become like dust and ashes.
||"I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer me;
I stand up, and You turn Your attention against me.
||"You have become cruel to me;
With the might of Your hand You persecute me.
||"You lift me up to the wind and cause me to ride;
And You dissolve me in a storm.
||"For I know that You will bring me to death
And to the house of meeting for all living.
||"Yet does not one in a heap of ruins stretch out his hand,
Or in his disaster therefore cry out for help?
||"Have I not wept for the one whose life is hard?
Was not my soul grieved for the needy?
||"When I expected good, then evil came;
When I waited for light, then darkness came.
||"I am seething within and cannot relax;
Days of affliction confront me.
||"I go about mourning without comfort;
I stand up in the assembly and cry out for help.
||"I have become a brother to jackals
And a companion of ostriches.
||"My skin turns black on me,
And my bones burn with fever.
||"Therefore my harp is turned to mourning,
And my flute to the sound of those who weep.
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