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

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2 Of what use was the strength of their hands to me, since their vigor had gone from them?
3 Haggard from want and hunger, they roameda the parched land in desolate wastelands at night.

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4 In the brush they gathered salt herbs, and their foodb was the root of the broom bush.

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5 They were banished from human society, shouted at as if they were thieves.
6 They were forced to live in the dry stream beds, among the rocks and in holes in the ground.

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7 They brayed among the bushes and huddled in the undergrowth.

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8 A base and nameless brood, they were driven out of the land.

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9 “And now those young men mock me in song; I have become a byword among them.

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10 They detest me and keep their distance; they do not hesitate to spit in my face.
11 Now that God has unstrung my bow and afflicted me, they throw off restraint in my presence.

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12 On my right the tribec attacks; they lay snares for my feet, they build their siege ramps against me.

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    •  30:12 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
      13 They break up my road; they succeed in destroying me. ‘No one can help him,’ they say.

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