Job 30:13
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New International Version
They break up my road; they succeed in destroying me. 'No one can help him,' they say.

New Living Translation
They block my road and do everything they can to destroy me. They know I have no one to help me.

English Standard Version
They break up my path; they promote my calamity; they need no one to help them.

New American Standard Bible
"They break up my path, They profit from my destruction; No one restrains them.

King James Bible
They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no helper.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They tear up my path; they contribute to my destruction, without anyone to help them.

International Standard Version
They tear up my pathways; they profit from my destruction, and they need no help to do this!

NET Bible
They destroy my path; they succeed in destroying me without anyone assisting them.

New Heart English Bible
They mar my path, They set forward my calamity, without anyone's help.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Yes, they remove all traces of my path in order to destroy me. No one is there to help me against them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They break up my path, They further my calamity, Even men that have no helper.

New American Standard 1977
“They break up my path,
            They profit from my destruction,
            No one restrains them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They cast down my path, they took advantage of my calamity, against them there was no helper.

King James 2000 Bible
They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no helper.

American King James Version
They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no helper.

American Standard Version
They mar my path, They set forward my calamity, Even men that have no helper.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have destroyed my ways, they have lain in wait against me, and they have prevailed, and there was none to help.

Darby Bible Translation
They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, without any to help them;

English Revised Version
They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, even men that have no helper.

Webster's Bible Translation
They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no helper.

World English Bible
They mar my path, They set forward my calamity, without anyone's help.

Young's Literal Translation
They have broken down my path, By my calamity they profit, 'He hath no helper.'
Study Bible
Job's Honor Turned into Contempt
12"On the right hand their brood arises; They thrust aside my feet and build up against me their ways of destruction. 13"They break up my path, They profit from my destruction; No one restrains them. 14"As through a wide breach they come, Amid the tempest they roll on.…
Cross References
Job 30:14
"As through a wide breach they come, Amid the tempest they roll on.

Isaiah 3:12
O My people! Their oppressors are children, And women rule over them. O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray And confuse the direction of your paths.
Treasury of Scripture

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

they set forward

Psalm 69:26 For they persecute him whom you have smitten; and they talk to the …

Zechariah 1:15 And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: …

(13) They have no helper--i.e., probably without deriving therefrom any help or advantage themselves.

Verse 13. - They mar my path; i.e. interfere with and frustrate whatever I am bent on doing. They set forward my calamity, Professor Lee translates, "They profit by my ruin." They have no helper. If the text is sound, we must understand, "They do all this, they dare all this, even though they have no powerful men to aid them." But it is suspected that there is some corruption in the passage, and that the original gave the sense which is found in the Vulgate," There is none to help me." They mar my path,.... Hindered him in the exercise of religious duties; would not suffer him to attend the ways and worship of God, or to walk in the paths of holiness and righteousness; or they reproached his holy walk and conversation, and treated it with contempt, and triumphed over religion and godliness:

they set forward my calamity; added affliction to affliction, increased his troubles by their reproaches and calumnies, and were pleased with it, as if it was profitable as well as pleasurable to them, see Zechariah 1:15;

they have no helper; either no person of note to join them, and, to abet, assist, and encourage them; or they needed none, being forward enough of themselves to give him all the distress and disturbance they could, and he being so weak and unable to resist them; nor there is "no helper against them" (q); none to take Job's part against them, and deliver him out of their hands, see Ecclesiastes 4:1.

(q) "adversus illos", Beza, Schmidt, Michaelis; so Noldius, p. 514. 13. Image of an assailed fortress continued. They tear up the path by which succor might reach me.

set forward—(Zec 1:15).

they have no helper—Arabic proverb for contemptible persons. Yet even such afflict Job.30:1-14 Job contrasts his present condition with his former honour and authority. What little cause have men to be ambitious or proud of that which may be so easily lost, and what little confidence is to be put in it! We should not be cast down if we are despised, reviled, and hated by wicked men. We should look to Jesus, who endured the contradiction of sinners.
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