Job 30 CSB

1 But now they mock me,a men younger than I am, whose fathers I would have refused to put with my sheep dogs.

References for Job 30:1

    • a 30:1 - Jb 12:4; Jr 20:7; Lm 3:14
      2 What use to me was the strength of their hands? Their vigor had left them.
      3 Emaciated from poverty and hunger, they gnawed the dry land, the desolate wasteland by night.
      4 They plucked mallowb among the shrubs, and the roots of the broom tree were their food.

      References for Job 30:4

        • b 30:4 - Or saltwort
          5 They were expelled from human society; people shouted at them as [if they were] thieves.
          6 They are living on the slopes of the wadis, among the rocks and in holes in the ground.
          7 They bray among the shrubs; they huddle beneath the thistles.
          8 Foolish men, without even a name! They were forced to leave the land.c

          References for Job 30:8

            • c 30:8 - Jb 18:18; Dt 32:6
              9 Now I am mocked by their songs;d I have become an object of scorn to them.

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                  10 They despise me and keep their distance from me; they do not hesitate to spit in my face.e

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                      11 Because God has loosened myf bowstringg and oppressed me, they have cast off restraint in my presence.

                      References for Job 30:11

                        • f 30:11 - Alt Hb tradition, LXX, Vg read His
                        • g 30:11 - Jb 29:20
                          12 The rabbleh rise up at my right; they trapi my feetj and construct their siege rampk against me.l

                          References for Job 30:12

                            • h 30:12 - Hb obscure
                            • i 30:12 - Lit stretch out; Hb obscure
                            • j 30:12 - Jb 18:8
                            • k 30:12 - Lit and raise up their destructive paths
                            • l 30:12 - Jb 19:12
                              13 They tear up my path; they contribute to my destruction,m without anyone to help them.

                              References for Job 30:13

                                • m 30:13 - Jb 6:2; Pr 1:27
                                  14 They advance as through a gaping breach; they keep rolling in through the ruins.
                                  15 Terrors are turned loose against me; they chase my dignity away like the wind, and my prosperity has passed by like a cloud.n

                                  References for Job 30:15

                                    • n 30:15 - Jb 13:25; 19:22; 27:20
                                      16 Now my life is poured out before my [eyes], and days of suffering have seized me.o

                                      References for Job 30:16

                                        • o 30:16 - Jb 10:15; 21:6; 30:27
                                          17 Night pierces my bones, and my gnawing pains never abate.p

                                          References for Job 30:17

                                            • p 30:17 - Ps 38:2; Lm 3:13
                                              18 My clothing is distorted with great force; He chokes me by the neck of my garment.q

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                                                  19 He throws me into the mud, and I have become like dust and ashes.r

                                                  References for Job 30:19

                                                    • r 30:19 - Jb 2:8; 42:6; Ps 102:9
                                                      20 I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer me;s when I stand up, You [merely] look at me.

                                                      References for Job 30:20

                                                        • s 30:20 - Jb 19:7; Ps 18:41; 88:13-18
                                                          21 You have turned against me with cruelty; You harass me with Your strong hand.t

                                                          References for Job 30:21

                                                            • t 30:21 - Jb 16:9; Ps 55:3
                                                              22 You lift me up on the wind and make me ride [it]; You scatter me in the storm.
                                                              23 Yes, I know that You will lead me to death- the place appointed for all who live.
                                                              24 Yet no one would stretch out [his] hand against a ruined manu when he cries out to him for help because of his distress.v

                                                              References for Job 30:24

                                                                • u 30:24 - Lit a heap of ruins
                                                                • v 30:24 - Jb 31:29; Pr 24:22
                                                                  25 Have I not wept for those who have fallen on hard times? Has my soul not grieved for the needy?w

                                                                  References for Job 30:25

                                                                    • w 30:25 - Jb 16:16; 29:16
                                                                      26 But when I hoped for good, evil came; when I looked for light, darkness came.x

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                                                                          27 I am churning withiny and cannot rest; days of suffering confront me.

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                                                                            • y 30:27 - Lit My bowels boil
                                                                              28 I walk about blackened, but not by the sun.z I stood in the assembly and cried out for help.

                                                                              References for Job 30:28

                                                                                • z 30:28 - Or walk in sunless gloom
                                                                                  29 I have become a brother to jackals and a companion of ostriches.
                                                                                  30 My skin blackens and flakes off,{ and my bones burn with fever.|

                                                                                  References for Job 30:30

                                                                                    • { 30:30 - Lit blackens away from me
                                                                                    • | 30:30 - Ps 102:3; Lm 5:10
                                                                                      31 My lyre is [used] for mourning and my flute for the sound of weeping.}

                                                                                      References for Job 30:31

                                                                                        • } 30:31 - Ps 137:2; Isa 24:8; Mt 11:17