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

30:2 Yes, to what {might} the strength of their hands {profit} me, in whom old age had perished?
30:2 Yea, to what {might} the strength of their hands {profit} me, in whom old age had perished?

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

30:4 Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots {for} their food.
30:4 Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots {for} their food.

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

30:6 To dwell in the clefts of the valleys, {in} caves of the earth, and {in} the rocks.
30:6 To dwell in the clefts of the valleys, {in} caves of the earth, and {in} the rocks.

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

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

30:9 And now I am their song, yes, I am their by-word.
30:9 And now I am their song, yea, I am their byword.

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

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

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.
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30:20 I cry to thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me {not}.
30:20 I cry to thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me {not}.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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