They mar my path
Hindered him in the exercise of religious duties; would not suffer him to attend the ways and worship of God, or to walk in the paths of holiness and righteousness; or they reproached his holy walk and conversation, and treated it with contempt, and triumphed over religion and godliness:
they set forward my calamity;
added affliction to affliction, increased his troubles by their reproaches and calumnies, and were pleased with it, as if it was profitable as well as pleasurable to them, see ( Zechariah 1:15 ) ;
they have no helper;
either no person of note to join them, and, to abet, assist, and encourage them; or they needed none, being forward enough of themselves to give him all the distress and disturbance they could, and he being so weak and unable to resist them; nor there is "no helper against them" F17; none to take Job's part against them, and deliver him out of their hands, see ( Ecclesiastes 4:1 ) .
F17 (wml) "adversus illos", Beza, Schmidt, Michaelis; so Noldius, p. 514.