Job 30
American Standard Version
Job's Honor is Turned Into Contempt

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

2Yea, the strength of their hands, whereto should it profit me? Men in whom ripe age is perished.

3They are gaunt with want and famine; They gnaw the dry ground, in the gloom of wasteness and desolation.

4They pluck salt-wort by the bushes; And the roots of the broom are their food.

5They are driven forth from the midst of men ; They cry after them as after a thief;

6So that they dwell in frightful valleys, In holes of the earth and of the rocks.

7Among the bushes they bray; Under the nettles they are gathered together.

8They are children of fools, yea, children of base men; They were scourged out of the land.

9And now I am become their song, Yea, I am a byword unto them.

10They abhor me, they stand aloof from me, And spare not to spit in my face.

11For he hath loosed his cord, and afflicted me; And they have cast off the bridle before me.

12Upon my right hand rise the rabble; They thrust aside my feet, And they cast up against me their ways of destruction.

13They mar my path, They set forward my calamity, Even men that have no helper.

14As through a wide breach they come: In the midst of the ruin they roll themselves upon me .

Job's Prosperity Becomes Calamity

15Terrors are turned upon me; They chase mine honor as the wind; And my welfare is passed away as a cloud.

16And now my soul is poured out within me; Days of affliction have taken hold upon me.

17In the night season my bones are pierced in me, And the pains that gnaw me take no rest.

18By God's great force is my garment disfigured; It bindeth me about as the collar of my coat.

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

20I cry unto thee, and thou dost not answer me: I stand up, and thou gazest at me.

21Thou art turned to be cruel to me; With the might of thy hand thou persecutest me.

22Thou liftest me up to the wind, thou causest me to ride upon it ; And thou dissolvest me in the storm.

23For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, And to the house appointed for all living.

24Howbeit doth not one stretch out the hand in his fall? Or in his calamity therefore cry for help?

25Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? Was not my soul grieved for the needy?

26When I looked for good, then evil came; And when I waited for light, there came darkness.

27My heart is troubled, and resteth not; Days of affliction are come upon me.

28I go mourning without the sun: I stand up in the assembly, and cry for help.

29I am a brother to jackals, And a companion to ostriches.

30My skin is black, and falleth from me, And my bones are burned with heat.

31Therefore is my harp turned to mourning, And my pipe into the voice of them that weep.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. Job's honor is turned into extreme contempt
15. and his prosperity into calamity
Job 1: Job's Character and Wealth

Job 2: Job Loses his Health

Job 3: Job Laments his Birth

Job 4: Eliphaz: the Innocent Prosper

Job 5: Eliphaz Continues

Job 6: Job Replies: My Complaint is Just

Job 7: Job Continues: Life Seems Futile

Job 8: Bildad: Job Should Repent

Job 9: Job: No Arbiter Between God and Man

Job 10: Job's Plea to God

Job 11: Zophar Rebukes Job

Job 12: Job's Response to Zophar

Job 13: Job Reproves his Friends

Job 14: Job Acknowledges the Finality of Death

Job 15: Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God

Job 16: Job: Poor Comforters Are You

Job 17: Job Appeals From Men to God

Job 18: Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked

Job 19: Job: My Redeemer Lives

Job 20: Zophar: Triumph of the Wicked is Short

Job 21: Job: God Will Deal with the Wicked

Job 22: Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job

Job 23: Job Responds: He Longs for God

Job 24: Job: Why Are the Wicked Unpunished

Job 25: Bildad: Man Cannot Be Righteous

Job 26: Job: who Can Understand God's Majesty

Job 27: Job Affirms his Integrity

Job 28: The Earth's Treasures

Job 29: Job's Former Blessings

Job 30: Job's Honor is Turned Into Contempt

Job 31: Job's Final Appeal

Job 32: Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends

Job 33: Elihu Rebukes Job

Job 34: Elihu Confirms God's Justice

Job 35: Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice

Job 36: Elihu Shows God's Justice and Power

Job 37: Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty

Job 38: God Challenges Job

Job 39: God Speaks of His Creation

Job 40: Job Humbles Himself Before God

Job 41: God's Power Shown in Creatures

Job 42: Job Submits Himself to God

Job 29
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