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Job 30
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Job Speaks of His Anguish

30"But now I am mocked by people younger than I, by young men whose fathers are not worthy to run with my sheepdogs.H6810H3117H7832H1H3988H7896H3611H6629 2A lot of good they are to me—those worn-out wretches!H4100H3581H3027H3624H6 3They are gaunt with hunger and flee to the deserts, to desolate and gloomy wastelands.H2639H3720H1565H6207H6723H570H7722H4875 4They pluck wild greens from among the bushes and eat from the roots of broom trees.H6998H4408H7880H7574H8328H3899 5They are driven from human society, and people shout at them as if they were thieves.H1644H1460H7321H1590 6So now they live in frightening ravines, in caves and among the rocks.H7931H6178H5158H2356H6083H3710 7They sound like animals howling among the bushes, huddled together beneath the nettles.H7880H5101H2738H5596 8They are nameless fools, outcasts from society.H1121H5036H1121H8034H5217H776 9"And now they mock me with vulgar songs! They taunt me!H5058H4405 10They despise me and won't come near me, except to spit in my face.H8581H7368H2820H7536H6440 11For God has cut my bowstring. He has humbled me, so they have thrown off all restraint.H6605H3499H6031H7971H7448H6440 12These outcasts oppose me to my face. They send me sprawling and lay traps in my path.H3225H6965H6526H7971H7272H5549H734H343 13They block my road and do everything they can to destroy me. They know I have no one to help me.H5420H5410H3276H1942H1962H5826 14They come at me from all directions. They jump on me when I am down.H857H7342H6556H8478H7722H1556 15I live in terror now. My honor has blown away in the wind, and my prosperity has vanished like a cloud.H1091H2015H7291H5082H7307H3444H5674H5645 16"And now my life seeps away. Depression haunts my days.H5315H8210H3117H6040H270 17At night my bones are filled with pain, which gnaws at me relentlessly.H6106H5365H3915H6207H7901 18With a strong hand, God grabs my shirt. He grips me by the collar of my coat.H7230H3581H3830H2664H247H6310H3801 19He has thrown me into the mud. I'm nothing more than dust and ashes.H3384H2563H4911H6083H665 20"I cry to you, O God, but you don't answer. I stand before you, but you don't even look.H7768H6030H5975H995 21You have become cruel toward me. You use your power to persecute me.H2015H393H6108H3027H7852 22You throw me into the whirlwind and destroy me in the storm.H5375H7307H7392H4127H8454H7738 23And I know you are sending me to my death—the destination of all who live.H3045H7725H4194H1004H4150H2416 24"Surely no one would turn against the needy when they cry for help in their trouble.H7971H3027H1164H7769H6365 25Did I not weep for those in trouble? Was I not deeply grieved for the needy?H1058H7186H3117H5315H5701H34 26So I looked for good, but evil came instead. I waited for the light, but darkness fell.H6960H2896H7451H935H3176H216H935H652 27My heart is troubled and restless. Days of suffering torment me.H4578H7570H1826H3117H6040H6923 28I walk in gloom, without sunlight. I stand in the public square and cry for help.H1980H6937H2535H6965H7768H6951 29Instead, I am considered a brother to jackals and a companion to owls.H251H8577H7453H1323H3284 30My skin has turned dark, and my bones burn with fever.H5785H7835H6106H2787H2721 31My harp plays sad music, and my flute accompanies those who weep.H3658H60H5748H6963H1058


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