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  • Hiob 30

301“But now they ilaugh at me,

men who are jyounger than I,

whose fathers I would have disdained

to set with the dogs of my flock.

32:6; [32:4]

See 12:4

2What could I gain from the strength of their hands,

kmen whose lvigor is gone?


For 2-8, see 24:4-8

3Through want and hard hunger

they mgnaw nthe dry ground by night in owaste and desolation;

38:27; Zeph. 1:15

Jer. 2:6


4they pick saltwort and the leaves of bushes,

and the roots of the broom tree for their food.

Or warmth

5pThey are driven out from human company;

they shout after them as after a thief.

[1 Sam. 26:19]

6In the gullies of the torrents they must dwell,

in holes of the earth and of qthe rocks.

1 Sam. 13:6; Jer. 4:29

7Among the bushes they rbray;

under sthe nettles they huddle together.

Prov. 24:31; Zeph. 2:9


8A senseless, a nameless brood,

they have been whipped out of the land.

9“And now I have become their tsong;

I am ua byword to them.

See 17:6

Ps. 69:12; Lam. 3:14, 63

10They vabhor me; they keep aloof from me;

they do not hesitate to wspit at the sight of me.

Num. 12:14; Isa. 50:6; Matt. 26:67; 27:30

Ps. 88:8; [17:6]

11Because God has loosed my cord and humbled me,

they have cast off restraint in my presence.

Hebrew the bridle

12On my xright hand the rabble rise;

they push away my feet;

they ycast up against me their ways of destruction.


Ps. 109:6

13They break up my path;

they promote my zcalamity;

they need no one to help them.


14As through a wide abreach they come;

amid the crash they roll on.


15bTerrors are turned upon me;

my honor is pursued as by the wind,

and my prosperity has passed away like ca cloud.

7:9; Isa. 44:22

See 18:11

16“And now my soul is dpoured out within me;

days of affliction have taken hold of me.

1 Sam. 1:15; [10:1]

17eThe night fracks my bones,

and the pain that ggnaws me takes no rest.




18With great force my garment is hdisfigured;

it binds me about like the collar of my tunic.

[1 Sam. 28:8; 1 Kgs. 20:38]

19God has cast me into the mire,

and I have become like idust and ashes.

42:6; [Gen. 18:27]

Hebrew He

20I cry to you for help and you do not answer me;

I stand, and you only look at me.

21You have jturned cruel to me;

with the might of your hand you kpersecute me.


Lam. 4:3; [Isa. 63:10]

22lYou lift me up on the wind; you make me ride on it,

and you toss me about in the roar of the storm.


23mFor I know that you will bring me to death

and to the house appointed for nall living.



24“Yet does not one in a oheap of ruins stretch out his hand,

and in his disaster cry for help?

Ps. 79:1; Jer. 26:18; Mic. 1:6; 3:12

The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain

25Did not I pweep for him whose day was hard?

Was not my soul grieved for the needy?

Ps. 35:13; Rom. 12:15

26But qwhen I hoped for good, evil came,

and when I waited for light, rdarkness came.


Jer. 8:15; 14:19

27My inward parts are in turmoil and never still;

days of affliction scome to meet me.

2 Sam. 22:6; Ps. 18:5

28I tgo about darkened, but not by the sun;

I stand up in uthe assembly and cry for help.

Prov. 26:26

Ps. 38:6; 42:9; 43:2

29I am a brother of vjackals

and a companion of wostriches.

Isa. 13:21; 34:13; Jer. 50:39; Mic. 1:8

Mic. 1:8

30My xskin turns black and falls from me,

and my ybones burn with heat.

Ps. 102:3

[Ps. 119:83; Lam. 4:8; 5:10]

31My zlyre is aturned to mourning,

and my zpipe to the voice of those who weep.


Lam. 5:15