Job 30:20
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New International Version
"I cry out to you, God, but you do not answer; I stand up, but you merely look at me.

New Living Translation
"I cry to you, O God, but you don't answer. I stand before you, but you don't even look.

English Standard Version
I cry to you for help and you do not answer me; I stand, and you only look at me.

New American Standard Bible
"I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer me; I stand up, and You turn Your attention against me.

King James Bible
I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer me; when I stand up, You merely look at me.

International Standard Version
I cry for help to you, but you won't answer me; I stand still, but you only look at me.

NET Bible
I cry out to you, but you do not answer me; I stand up, and you only look at me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I call to you for help, but you don't answer me. I stand up, but you just look at me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me; I present myself, and thou regardest me not.

King James 2000 Bible
I cry unto you, and you do not hear me: I stand up, and you regard me not.

American King James Version
I cry to you, and you do not hear me: I stand up, and you regard me not.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
I cry to thee, and thou hearest me not: I stand up, and thou dost not regard me.

Darby Bible Translation
I cry unto thee, and thou answerest me not; I stand up, and thou lookest at me.

English Revised Version
I cry unto thee, and thou dost not answer me: I stand up, and thou lookest at me.

Webster's Bible Translation
I cry to thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.

World English Bible
I cry to you, and you do not answer me. I stand up, and you gaze at me.

Young's Literal Translation
I cry unto Thee, And Thou dost not answer me, I have stood, and Thou dost consider me.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

30:15-31 Job complains a great deal. Harbouring hard thoughts of God was the sin which did, at this time, most easily beset Job. When inward temptations join with outward calamities, the soul is hurried as in a tempest, and is filled with confusion. But woe be to those who really have God for an enemy! Compared with the awful state of ungodly men, what are all outward, or even inward temporal afflictions? There is something with which Job comforts himself, yet it is but a little. He foresees that death will be the end of all his troubles. God's wrath might bring him to death; but his soul would be safe and happy in the world of spirits. If none pity us, yet our God, who corrects, pities us, even as a father pitieth his own children. And let us look more to the things of eternity: then the believer will cease from mourning, and joyfully praise redeeming love.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 20. - I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me. It is the worst of all calamities to be God-forsaken, as Job believed himself to be, because he had no immediate answer to his prayers. The bitterest cry upon the cross was "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" But no good man is ever really God-forsaken, and no rightful and earnest prayers are ever really unheard. Job "had need of patience" (Hebrews 10:36), patient as he was (James 5:11). He should have trusted God more, and complained less. I stand up, and thou regardest me not; rather, I stand up, as the manner of the Jews usually was in prayer (Luke 18:11), and thou lookest at me (see the Revised Version). Job's complaint is that, when he stands up and stretches out his hands to God in prayer, God simply looks on, does nothing, gives him no help.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me,.... Which added greatly to his affliction, that though he cried to the Lord for help and deliverance, yet he turned a deaf ear to him; and though he heard him, as undoubtedly he did, he did not answer him immediately; at least not in the way in which he desired and expected he would: crying is expressive of prayer, and supposes distress, and denotes vehemence of spirit:

I stand up; in prayer, standing being a prayer gesture, as many observe from Jeremiah 15:1; See Gill on Matthew 6:5; or he persisted in it, he continued praying, was incessant in it, and yet could obtain no answer; or this signifies silence, as some (f) interpret it; he cried, and then ceased, waiting for an answer; but whether he prayed, or whether he was silent, it was the same thing:

and thou regardest me not; the word "not" is not in this clause, but is repeated from the preceding, as it is by Ben Gersom and others; but some read it without it, and give the sense either thus, thou considerest me whether it is fit to receive my prayer or not, so Sephorno; or to renew my strokes, to add new afflictions to me, as Jarchi and Bar Tzemach; or thou lookest upon me as one pleased with the sight of me in such a miserable condition, so far from helping me; wherefore it follows.

(f) Jarchi, Ben Gersom, and Bar Tzemach.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

20. stand up—the reverential attitude of a suppliant before a king (1Ki 8:14; Lu 18:11-13).

not—supplied from the first clause. But the intervening affirmative "stand" makes this ellipsis unlikely. Rather, as in Job 16:9 (not only dost thou refuse aid to me "standing" as a suppliant, but), thou dost regard me with a frown: eye me sternly.

Job 30:20 Additional Commentaries
Context
Job's Prosperity Becomes Calamity
19"He has cast me into the mire, And I have become like dust and ashes. 20"I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer me; I stand up, and You turn Your attention against me. 21"You have become cruel to me; With the might of Your hand You persecute me.…
Cross References
Job 19:7
"Though I cry, 'Violence!' I get no response; though I call for help, there is no justice.

Job 31:35
("Oh, that I had someone to hear me! I sign now my defense--let the Almighty answer me; let my accuser put his indictment in writing.

Lamentations 3:8
Even when I call out or cry for help, he shuts out my prayer.
Treasury of Scripture

I cry to you, and you do not hear me: I stand up, and you regard me not.

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Job 27:9 Will God hear his cry when trouble comes on him?

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Psalm 80:4,5 O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry against the prayer …

Lamentations 3:8,44 Also when I cry and shout, he shuts out my prayer…

Matthew 15:23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and sought …

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