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Job 30

30:1 But nowe they that are yonger then I, haue mee in derision, whose fathers I would haue disdained to haue set with the dogs of my flocke. 30:2 Yea whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom olde age was perished 30:3 For want and famine they were solitarie: flying into the wildernesse in former time desolate and waste: 30:4 Who cut vp mallowes by the bushes, and Iuniper rootes for their meate. 30:5 They were driuen foorth from among men, (they cried after them, as after a thiefe.) 30:6 To dwell in the clifts of the valleys, in caues of the earth, and in the rockes. 30:7 Among the bushes they brayed: vnder the nettles they were gathered together. 30:8 They were children of fooles, yea children of base men: they were viler then the earth. 30:9 And now am I their song, yea I am their by-word. 30:10 They abhorre me, they flee farre from me, and spare not to spit in my face. 30:11 Because hee hath loosed my cord and afflicted me, they haue also let loose the bridle before me. 30:12 Upon my right hand rise the youth, they push away my feete, and they raise vp against mee the wayes of their destruction. 30:13 They marre my path, they set forward my calamitie, they haue no helper. 30:14 They came vpon me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the desolation they rolled themselues vpon me. 30:15 Terrours are turned vpon mee: they pursue my soule as the wind: and my welfare passeth away as a cloude. 30:16 And now my soule is powred out vpon me: the dayes of affliction haue taken hold vpon me. 30:17 My bones are pierced in mee in the night season: and my sinewes take no rest. 30:18 By the great force of my disease, is my garment changed: it bindeth mee about as the collar of my coat. 30:19 He hath cast mee into the myre, and I am become like dust and ashes. 30:20 I crie vnto thee, and thou doest not heare me: I stand vp, and thou regardest me not. 30:21 Thou art become cruell to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thy selfe against me. 30:22 Thou liftest me vp to the wind: thou causest me to ride vpon it, and dissoluest my substance. 30:23 For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all liuing. 30:24 Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the graue, though they cry in his destruction. 30:25 Did not I weepe for him that was in trouble was not my soule grieued for the poore 30:26 When I looked for good, then euill came vnto mee: and when I waited for light, there came darkenes. 30:27 My bowels boyled and rested not: the dayes of affliction preuented mee. 30:28 I went mourning without the Sunne: I stood vp, and I cried in the Congregation. 30:29 I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owles. 30:30 My skinne is blacke vpon mee, and my bones are burnt with heat. 30:31 My harpe also is turned to mourning, and my organe into the voyce of them that weepe.

King James Version 1611 - Public Domain