Job 30:9-15 NIV

9 "And now their sons mock me1 in song;2 I have become a byword3 among them.

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10 They detest me4 and keep their distance; they do not hesitate to spit in my face.5

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11 Now that God has unstrung my bow6 and afflicted me,7 they throw off restraint8 in my presence.

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12 On my right9 the tribea attacks; they lay snares10 for my feet,11 they build their siege ramps against me.12

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    • c 30:12 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
      13 They break up my road;13 they succeed in destroying me14-- without anyone's helping them.b

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        • d 30:13 - Or "me. / 'No one can help him,' [they say]."
          14 They advance as through a gaping breach;15 amid the ruins they come rolling in.

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          15 Terrors16 overwhelm me;17 my dignity is driven away as by the wind, my safety vanishes like a cloud.18

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