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Job 30

Job's honour is turned into extreme contempt.

Job 30:1 Bvt now they that are yonger then I, mocke me: yea, they whose fathers I haue refused to set with the dogges of my flockes. Job 30:2 For whereto shoulde the strength of their handes haue serued mee, seeing age perished in them? Job 30:3 For pouertie and famine they were solitary, fleeing into the wildernes, which is darke, desolate and waste. Job 30:4 They cut vp nettels by the bushes, & the iuniper rootes was their meate. Job 30:5 They were chased forth fro among men: they shouted at them, as at a theefe. Job 30:6 Therfore they dwelt in the clefts of riuers, in the holes of the earth and rockes. Job 30:7 They roared among the bushes, and vnder the thistles they gathered themselues. Job 30:8 They were the children of fooles and the children of villaines, which were more vile then the earth. Job 30:9 And now am I their song, and I am their talke. Job 30:10 They abhorre me, & flee farre from mee, and spare not to spit in my face. Job 30:11 Because that God hath loosed my corde and humbled mee, they haue loosed the bridle before me. Job 30:12 The youth rise vp at my right hand: they haue pusht my feete, and haue trode on me as on the paths of their destruction. Job 30:13 They haue destroyed my paths: they tooke pleasure at my calamitie, they had none helpe. Job 30:14 They came as a great breach of waters, & vnder this calamitie they come on heapes.

His prosperity into calamity.

Job 30:15 Feare is turned vpon mee: and they pursue my soule as the winde, and mine health passeth away as a cloude. Job 30:16 Therefore my soule is nowe powred out vpon me, and the dayes of affliction haue taken holde on me. Job 30:17 It pearceth my bones in the night, and my sinewes take no rest. Job 30:18 For the great vehemencie is my garment changed, which compasseth me about as the colar of my coate. Job 30:19 He hath cast me into the myre, and I am become like ashes and dust. Job 30:20 Whe I cry vnto thee, thou doest not heare me, neither regardest me, when I stand vp. Job 30:21 Thou turnest thy selfe cruelly against me, and art enemie vnto mee with the strength of thine hand. Job 30:22 Thou takest me vp & causest mee to ride vpo the winde, & makest my strength to faile. Job 30:23 Surely I knowe that thou wilt bring mee to death, and to the house appoynted for all the liuing. Job 30:24 Doubtles none can stretch his hand vnto the graue, though they cry in his destruction. Job 30:25 Did not I weepe with him that was in trouble? was not my soule in heauinesse for the poore? Job 30:26 Yet when I looked for good, euill came vnto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkenesse. Job 30:27 My bowels did boyle without rest: for the dayes of affliction are come vpon me. Job 30:28 I went mourning without sunne: I stood vp in the congregation and cryed. Job 30:29 I am a brother to the dragons, & a companion to the ostriches. Job 30:30 My skinne is blacke vpon me, & my bones are burnt with heate. Job 30:31 Therefore mine harpe is turned to mourning, and mine organs into the voyce of them that weepe.

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