Job 30:3-13 NIV

3 Haggard from want and hunger, they roameda the parched land1 in desolate wastelands2 at night.3

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4 In the brush they gathered salt herbs,4 and their foodb was the root of the broom tree.5

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5 They were banished from their fellow men, 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.6

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7 They brayed7 among the bushes8 and huddled in the undergrowth.

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8 A base and nameless brood,9 they were driven out of the land.10

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9 "And now their sons mock me11 in song;12 I have become a byword13 among them.

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10 They detest me14 and keep their distance; they do not hesitate to spit in my face.15

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11 Now that God has unstrung my bow16 and afflicted me,17 they throw off restraint18 in my presence.

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12 On my right19 the tribec attacks; they lay snares20 for my feet,21 they build their siege ramps against me.22

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    • c 30:12 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
      13 They break up my road;23 they succeed in destroying me24-- without anyone's helping them.d

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        • d 30:13 - Or "me. / 'No one can help him,' [they say]."