Job 30:9

9 “And now those young men mock me in song; I have become a byword among them.

Read Job 30:9 Using Other Translations

And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.
"And now I have become their song; I am a byword to them.
“And now they mock me with vulgar songs! They taunt me!

What does Job 30:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Job 30:9

And now am I their song
The subject of their song, of whom they sung ballads about the streets, in public places, and at their festivals and merriments, as Christ the antitype of Job was the song of the drunkard, ( Psalms 69:12 ) ; see ( Lamentations 3:14 ) ; or the meaning may be, they rejoiced in his afflictions and calamities, and made themselves merry with them, which was cruel and inhuman, as David's enemies did in his, and those abject, mean, base people, like those that derided Job: and so the Edomites rejoiced over the children of Judah, in the day of their destruction, and as the inhabitants of Popish countries will rejoice over the witnesses when slain, and make merry, ( Psalms 35:15 Psalms 35:16 ) ( Obadiah 1:12 ) ( Revelation 11:9 Revelation 11:10 ) ;

yea, I am their byword:
all their talk was about him continually, and at every turn would use his name proverbially for an hypocrite, or a wicked man; and thus Christ, of whom Job was a type, became a proverb in the mouth of the Jews, ( Psalms 69:11 ) ; and as the Jews themselves now are with others, ( Jeremiah 24:9 ) .

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