Job 30:4-14 NIV

4 In the brush they gathered salt herbs,1 and their fooda was the root of the broom tree.2

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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.3

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7 They brayed4 among the bushes5 and huddled in the undergrowth.

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8 A base and nameless brood,6 they were driven out of the land.7

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9 "And now their sons mock me8 in song;9 I have become a byword10 among them.

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10 They detest me11 and keep their distance; they do not hesitate to spit in my face.12

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11 Now that God has unstrung my bow13 and afflicted me,14 they throw off restraint15 in my presence.

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12 On my right16 the tribeb attacks; they lay snares17 for my feet,18 they build their siege ramps against me.19

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    • c 30:12 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
      13 They break up my road;20 they succeed in destroying me21-- without anyone's helping them.c

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        • d 30:13 - Or "me. / 'No one can help him,' [they say]."
          14 They advance as through a gaping breach;22 amid the ruins they come rolling in.

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