Job's honour is turned into extreme contempt.
Job 30:1 But now yongere men in tyme scornen me, whos fadris Y deynede not to sette with the doggis of my flok. Job 30:2 Of whiche men the vertu of hondis was for nouyt to me, and thei weren gessid vnworthi to that lijf. Job 30:3 Thei weren bareyn for nedynesse and hungur; that gnawiden in wildirnesse, and weren pale for pouert and wretchidnesse; Job 30:4 and eeten eerbis, aud the ryndis of trees; and the roote of iunyperis was her mete. Job 30:5 Whiche men rauyschiden these thingis fro grete valeis; and whanne thei hadden foundun ony of alle, thei runnen with cry to tho. Job 30:6 Thei dwelliden in deseertis of strondis, and in caues of erthe, ethir on grauel, ethir on cley. Job 30:7 Whiche weren glad among siche thingis, and arettiden delices to be vndur buschis. Job 30:8 The sones of foolis and of vnnoble men, and outirli apperynge not in erthe. Job 30:9 But now Y am turned in to the song of hem, and Y am maad a prouerbe to hem. Job 30:10 Thei holden me abhomynable, and fleen fer fro me, and dreden not to spete on my face. Job 30:11 For God hath openyd his arowe caas, and hath turmentid me, and hath set a bridil in to my mouth. Job 30:12 At the riytside of the eest my wretchidnessis risiden anoon; thei turneden vpsedoun my feet, and oppressiden with her pathis as with floodis. Job 30:13 Thei destrieden my weies; thei settiden tresoun to me, and hadden the maistri; and noon was that helpide. Job 30:14 Thei felden in on me as bi a brokun wal, and bi yate openyd, and weren stretchid forth to my wretchidnessis.
His prosperity into calamity.
Job 30:15 Y am dryuun in to nouyt; he took awei my desir as wynd, and myn helpe passide awei as a cloude. Job 30:16 But now my soule fadith in my silf, and daies of turment holden me stidfastly. Job 30:17 In nyyt my boon is persid with sorewis; and thei, that eten me, slepen not. Job 30:18 In the multitude of tho my cloth is wastid, and thei han gird me as with coler of a coote. Job 30:19 Y am comparisound to cley, and Y am maad lijk to a deed sparcle and aisch. Job 30:20 Y schal cry to thee, and thou schalt not here me; Y stonde, and thou biholdist not me. Job 30:21 Thou art chaungid in to cruel to me, and in the hardnesse of thin hond thou art aduersarie to me. Job 30:22 Thou hast reisid me, and hast set as on wynd; and hast hurtlid me doun strongli. Job 30:23 Y woot, that thow schalt bitake me to deeth, where an hows is ordeyned to ech lyuynge man. Job 30:24 Netheles thou sendist not out thin hond to the wastyng of hem; and if thei fallen doun, thou schalt saue. Job 30:25 Y wepte sum tyme on him, that was turmentid, and my soule hadde compassioun on a pore man. Job 30:26 Y abood goodis, and yuelis ben comun to me; Y abood liyt, and derknessis braken out. Job 30:27 Myn ynnere thingis buyliden out with outen my reste; daies of turment camen bifor me. Job 30:28 Y yede morenynge, and Y roos with out woodnesse in the cumpenye, and criede. Job 30:29 Y was the brother of dragouns, and the felow of ostrigis. Job 30:30 My skyn was maad blak on me, and my boonys drieden for heete. Job 30:31 Myn harpe is turned in to morenyng, and myn orgun in to the vois of weperis.