Chapter 30 :: Job
Job 30:1 - But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.
Job 30:2 - Yea, whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom old age was perished?
Job 30:3 - For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.
Job 30:4 - Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their meat.
Job 30:5 - They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;)
Job 30:6 - To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks.
Job 30:7 - Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together.
Job 30:8 - They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth.
Job 30:9 - And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.
Job 30:10 - They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in my face.
Job 30:11 - Because he hath loosed my cord, and afflicted me, they have also let loose the bridle before me.
Job 30:12 - Upon my right hand rise the youth; they push away my feet, and they raise up against me the ways of their destruction.
Job 30:13 - They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no helper.
Job 30:14 - They came upon me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the desolation they rolled themselves upon me.
Job 30:15 - Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind: and my welfare passeth away as a cloud.
Job 30:16 - And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold upon me.
Job 30:17 - My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest.
Job 30:18 - By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it bindeth me about as the collar of my coat.
Job 30:19 - He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.
Job 30:20 - I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.
Job 30:21 - Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.
Job 30:22 - Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my substance.
Job 30:23 - For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.
Job 30:24 - Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction.
Job 30:25 - Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor?
Job 30:26 - When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.
Job 30:27 - My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
Job 30:28 - I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in the congregation.
Job 30:29 - I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.
Job 30:30 - My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.
Job 30:31 - My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.