Job's honour is turned into extreme contempt.
Job 30:1 Bvt now they that are myne inferiours and younger then I, haue me in derision: yea euen they, whose fathers I woulde haue thought scorne to haue set with the dogges of my cattell. Job 30:2 The power and strength of their handes might do me no good, and as for their age, it is spent and past away: wythout any profit. Job 30:3 For very misery & honger, they went about in the wildernesse lyke wretches and beggers, Job 30:4 plucking vp herbes from amonge the busshes, and the Iunipers rote was their meat. Job 30:5 And when they were dryuen forth, men cried after them, as it had bene after a thefe. Job 30:6 Their dwellyng was besyde foule brokes, yea in the caues and dennes of the earth. Job 30:7 Vpon the drye heeth wente they aboute crying, and in the brome hilles they gathered them together. Job 30:8 They were the chyldren of fooles and vilaynes, which are deade away from the world. Job 30:9 Now am I their songe and am become their yestinge stocke: Job 30:10 they abhorre me, they fle far from me, and stayne my face with spetle. Job 30:11 For the Lorde hath opened his quyuer, he had hyt me, and put a brydle in my mouthe. Job 30:12 Vpon my ryght hand they rose together against me, they haue hurte my fete, made a waye to destroye me, Job 30:13 and my path haue they cleane 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 destroy me.
His prosperity into calamity.
Job 30:15 Fearfulnesse is turned against me. Myne honoure vanysheth awaye more swyftly then winde, & my prosperite departeth hence lyke as it were a cloude. Job 30:16 Therfore is my minde poured full of heauynesse, & the dayes of trouble haue taken holde vpon me. Job 30:17 My bones are pearsed thorow in the nyghte season, & my sinewes take no rest. Job 30:18 Wyth all their power haue they chaunged my garment & gyrded me therwith, as it were wt a cote. Job 30:19 I am euen as it were claie, & 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 mine enemy, & wyth thy violent hande thou takest part agaynst me. Job 30:22 In tymes past thou didest set vp me 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 delyuer me vnto death: where as a lodgynge is prepared for all men lyuinge. Job 30:24 Now vse not men to do violence vnto them, that are destroyed all ready: but where hurte is done, there vse they to helpe. Job 30:25 Dyd I not wype in þe tyme of trouble? Had not my soule compassion vpon the poore? Job 30:26 Yet neuerthelesse where as I loked for good, euyl happened vnto me: and where as I wayted for lyghte, there came darkenesse. Job 30:27 My bowels seeth within me, and take no reste, for the dayes of my trouble are come vpon me. Job 30:28 Mekely & lowly came I in yea 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, & a felowe of Estriches. Job 30:30 My skinne vpon me is turned to blacke, and my bones are brent with heate, Job 30:31 my harpe is turned to sorow and my pype to wepynge.