Job's honour is turned into extreme contempt.
Job 30:1 And now, laughed at me, Have the younger in days than I, Whose fathers I have loathed to set With the dogs of my flock. Job 30:2 Alsothe power of their hands, why [is it] to me? On them hath old age perished. Job 30:3 With want and with famine gloomy, Those fleeing to a dry place, Formerly a desolation and waste, Job 30:4 Those cropping mallows near a shrub, And broom-roots [is] their food. Job 30:5 From the midst they are cast out, (They shout against them as a thief), Job 30:6 In a frightful place of valleys to dwell, Holes of earth and clefts. Job 30:7 Among shrubs they do groan, Under nettles they are gathered together. Job 30:8 Sons of follyeven sons without name, They have been smitten from the land. Job 30:9 And now, their song I have been, And I am to them for a byword. Job 30:10 They have abominated me, They have kept far from me, And from before me have not spared to spit. Job 30:11 Because His cord He loosed and afflicteth me, And the bridle from before me, They have cast away. Job 30:12 On the right hand doth a brood arise, My feet they have cast away, And they raise up against me, Their paths of calamity. Job 30:13 They have broken down my path, By my calamity they profit, 'He hath no helper.' Job 30:14 As a wide breach they come, Under the desolation have rolled themselves.
His prosperity into calamity.
Job 30:15 He hath turned against me terrors, It pursueth as the wind mine abundance, And as a thick cloud, Hath my safety passed away. Job 30:16 And now, in me my soul poureth itself out, Seize me do days of affliction. Job 30:17 At night my bone hath been pierced in me, And mine eyelids do not lie down. Job 30:18 By the abundance of power, Is my clothing changed, As the mouth of my coat it doth gird me. Job 30:19 Casting me into mire, And I am become like dust and ashes. Job 30:20 I cry unto Thee, And Thou dost not answer me, I have stood, and Thou dost consider me. Job 30:21 Thou art turned to be fierce to me, With the strength of Thy hand, Thou oppressest me. Job 30:22 Thou dost lift me up, On the wind Thou dost cause me to ride, And Thou meltestThou levellest me. Job 30:23 For I have known To death Thou dost bring me back, And [to] the house appointed for all living. Job 30:24 Surely not against the heap Doth He send forth the hand, Though in its ruin they have safety. Job 30:25 Did not I weep for him whose day is hard? Grieved hath my soul for the needy. Job 30:26 When good I expected, then cometh evil, And I wait for light, and darkness cometh. Job 30:27 My bowels have boiled, and have not ceased, Gone before me have days of affliction. Job 30:28 Mourning I have gone without the sun, I have risen, in an assembly I cry. Job 30:29 A brother I have been to dragons, And a companion to daughters of the ostrich. Job 30:30 My skin hath been black upon me, And my bone hath burned from heat, Job 30:31 And my harp doth become mourning, And my organ the sound of weeping.