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Job 30

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 clifts 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.


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