Job 30:2
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New International Version
Of what use was the strength of their hands to me, since their vigor had gone from them?

New Living Translation
A lot of good they are to me--those worn-out wretches!

English Standard Version
What could I gain from the strength of their hands, men whose vigor is gone?

New American Standard Bible
"Indeed, what good was the strength of their hands to me? Vigor had perished from them.

King James Bible
Yea, whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom old age was perished?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What use to me was the strength of their hands? Their vigor had left them.

International Standard Version
Furthermore, what could I have gained from men whose strength is gone?

NET Bible
Moreover, the strength of their hands--what use was it to me? Men whose strength had perished;

New Heart English Bible
Of what use is the strength of their hands to me, men in whom ripe age has perished?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Of what use to me was the strength of their hands? Their strength is gone.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, the strength of their hands, whereto should it profit me? Men in whom ripe age is perished.

New American Standard 1977
“Indeed, what good was the strength of their hands to me?
            Vigor had perished from them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For, unto what might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom time was lost?

King James 2000 Bible
Yea, how might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom vigor has perished?

American King James Version
Yes, whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom old age was perished?

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
The strength of whose hands was to me as nothing, and they were thought unworthy of life itself.

Darby Bible Translation
Yea, whereto [should] the strength of their hands [profit] me, [men] in whom vigour hath perished?

English Revised Version
Yea, the strength of their hands, whereto should it profit me? men in whom ripe age is perished.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yes, to what might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom old age had perished?

World English Bible
Of what use is the strength of their hands to me, men in whom ripe age has perished?

Young's Literal Translation
Also -- the power of their hands, why is it to me? On them hath old age perished.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
Job's Honor Turned into Contempt
1"But now those younger than I mock me, Whose fathers I disdained to put with the dogs of my flock. 2"Indeed, what good was the strength of their hands to me? Vigor had perished from them. 3"From want and famine they are gaunt Who gnaw the dry ground by night in waste and desolation,…
Cross References
Job 30:1
"But now those younger than I mock me, Whose fathers I disdained to put with the dogs of my flock.

Job 30:3
"From want and famine they are gaunt Who gnaw the dry ground by night in waste and desolation,
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