Job's honour is turned into extreme contempt.
Job 30:1 But now they that are younger then I, haue me in derysion: yee, euen they, whose fathers I wolde haue thought scorne to haue set with the dogges of my catell. Job 30:2 The power & strength of their handes might do me no good: for the tyme is but lost among them. Job 30:3 For very misery and honger, they fled in to the wyldernesse horrible & waist, Job 30:4 pluckynge vp nettels amonge the busshes, and the Iuniper rotes for their meate. Job 30:5 And when they were dryuen forth, men cryed after them, as it had bene after a thefe. Job 30:6 Their dwelling was besyde foule brokes, yee, in the caues and dennes of the earth. Job 30:7 Amonge the busshes wente they aboute crying, and vnder the thornes they gathered them selues together. Job 30:8 They were the chyldren of fooles and vylaines, which are vexed out of the worlde. Job 30:9 Now am I their songe, and am become their ieastinge stock: Job 30:10 they abhorre me, and flye farre fro me, and stayne my face with spetle. Job 30:11 For þe Lord hath loosed the strength of my body, and brought me lowe. The brydle haue they cast out of my syght. Job 30:12 Upon my right hande ryse the yonge men agaynst me, they haue hurte my fete, treadinge vpon me, as vpon the wayes that they wolde destroye. Job 30:13 My pathes haue they clene marred. It was so easy for them to do me harme, that they neded no man to helpe them. Job 30:14 They fell vpon me, as it had bene the breakinge in of waters, and came in by heapes to destroye me.
His prosperity into calamity.
Job 30:15 Fearfulnesse is turned agaynst me. Myne honoure vanisshed awaye more swyftly then the wynde, and my prosperite departeth hence, lyke as it were a cloude. Job 30:16 Therfore is my mynde powred full of heuynesse, and the dayes of my trouble haue taken holde vpon me. Job 30:17 My bones are pearsed thorow, in the night season, and my synewes take no rest. Job 30:18 For the vehemencie of sorow is my garment chaunged: and according to the diuersite of heuynes am I gyrded with my coate. Job 30:19 He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like asshes and dust. Job 30:20 When I crye vnto the, thou doest not heare me, & though I stande before the, yet thou regardest me not. Job 30:21 Thou art become myne enemye, and with thy violent hande thou takest part agaynst me. Job 30:22 In tymes past thou didest set me vp on hie, as it were aboue the wynde, but now hast thou geuen me a very sore fall, Job 30:23 Sure I am, that thou wilt deliuer me vnto death euen to the lodginge that is due vnto all men liuinge. Job 30:24 Now vse not men to do violence vnto them, that are destroied allready: but where hurte is done, there vse they to helpe. Job 30:25 Did not I wepe with him that was in trouble? Had not my soule compassion vpon the poore? Job 30:26 Yet neuerthelesse, where as I loked for good, euell happened vnto me: and where as I wayted for light, there came darcknesse Job 30:27 My bowles sethe within me, & take no rest, for the dayes of my trouble are come vpon me. Job 30:28 Mekely and lowly came I in, yee, and without any displeasure: I stode vp in the congregacion, and communed with them. Job 30:29 But now, I am a companion of dragons, and a felowe of Estriches. Job 30:30 My skynne vpon me is turned to black, and my bones are brent with heate: Job 30:31 my harpe is turned to sorowe, and my pype to wepynge.