The Rising Youth – Job 30

Job 30:1 But now they that are younger than I have me in  derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set  with the dogs of my flock. 

Job 30:2 Yea, whereto might the  strength of their hands profit me, in whom old age was  perished? 

Job 30:3 For want and famine they were solitary;  fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and  waste. 

Job 30:4 Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and  juniper roots for their meat. 

Job 30:5 They were driven forth  from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;)  


Job 30:6 To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, in caves of the  earth, and in the rocks. 

Job 30:7 Among the bushes they  brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together.  

Job 30:8 They were children of fools, yea, children of base  men: they were viler than the earth. 

Job 30:9 And now am I  their song, yea, I am their byword. 

Job 30:10 They abhor me,  they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in my face.  

Job 30:11 Because he hath loosed my cord, and afflicted me,  they have also let loose the bridle before me. 

Job 30:12 Upon  my right hand rise the youth; they push away my feet,  and they raise up against me the ways of their destruction.  

Job 30:13 They mar my path, they set forward my calamity,  they have no helper. 

Job 30:14 They came upon me as a  wide breaking in of waters: in the desolation they rolled  themselves upon me. 

Job 30:15 Terrors are turned upon me:  they pursue my soul as the wind: and my welfare passeth  away as a cloud. 

Job 30:16 And now my soul is poured out  upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold upon me.  

Job 30:17 My bones are pierced in me in the night season:  and my sinews take no rest. 

Job 30:18 By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it bindeth me about as  the collar of my coat. 

Job 30:19 He hath cast me into the  mire, and I am become like dust and ashes. 

Job 30:20 I cry  unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou  regardest me not. 

Job 30:21 Thou art become cruel to me:  with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.   

Job 30:22 Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to  ride upon it, and dissolvest my substance. 

Job 30:23 For I  know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house  appointed for all living. 

Job 30:24 Howbeit he will not stretch  out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his  destruction. 

Job 30:25 Did not I weep for him that was in  trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor? 

Job 30:26  When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and  when I waited for light, there came darkness. 

Job 30:27 My  bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction  prevented me. 

Job 30:28 I went mourning without the sun: I  stood up, and I cried in the congregation. 

Job 30:29 I am a  brother to dragons, and a companion to owls. 

Job 30:30 My  skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.  

Job 30:31 My harp also is turned to mourning, and my  organ into the voice of them that weep.

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