Job 30:31

31 My lyre is tuned to mourning, and my pipe to the sound of wailing.

Read Job 30:31 Using Other Translations

My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.
My lyre is turned to mourning, and my pipe to the voice of those who weep.
My harp plays sad music, and my flute accompanies those who weep.

What does Job 30:31 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Job 30:31

My harp also is [turned] to mourning
Which he used, as David, either in religious worship, expressing praise to God thereby, or for his recreation in an innocent way; but now it was laid aside, and, instead of it, nothing was heard from him, or in his house, but the voice of mourning:

and my organ into the voice of them that weep;
another instrument of music, which had its name from the pleasantness of its sound, and was of early use, being first invented by Jubal, ( Genesis 4:21 ) ; but not that we now so call, which is of late invention: those instruments which Job might have and use, both in a civil and in a religious way, were now, through afflictions, become useless to him, and neglected by him; or these expressions in general may signify, that, instead of mirth and joy he was wont to have, there were nothing now to be heard but lamentation and woe; see ( Lamentations 5:15 ) ( Amos 8:10 ) .

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