Job 30:22
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New International Version
You snatch me up and drive me before the wind; you toss me about in the storm.

New Living Translation
You throw me into the whirlwind and destroy me in the storm.

English Standard Version
You lift me up on the wind; you make me ride on it, and you toss me about in the roar of the storm.

New American Standard Bible
"You lift me up to the wind and cause me to ride; And You dissolve me in a storm.

King James Bible
Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my substance.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You lift me up on the wind and make me ride it; You scatter me in the storm.

International Standard Version
you carried me off in a wind storm, making me ride on it while you toss me about as the storm roars around me.

NET Bible
You pick me up on the wind and make me ride on it; you toss me about in the storm.

New Heart English Bible
You lift me up to the wind, and drive me with it. You dissolve me in the storm.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You pick me up and let the wind carry me away. You toss me around with a storm.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou liftest me up to the wind, Thou causest me to ride upon it; And Thou dissolvest my substance.

New American Standard 1977
“Thou dost lift me up to the wind and cause me to ride;
            And Thou dost dissolve me in a storm.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou didst lift me up and cause me to ride upon the wind, and didst dissolve my being.

King James 2000 Bible
You lift me up to the wind; you cause me to ride upon it, and spoil my substance.

American King James Version
You lift me up to the wind; you cause me to ride on it, and dissolve my substance.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast lifted me up, and set me as it were upon the wind, and thou hast mightily dashed me.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to be borne away, and dissolvest my substance.

English Revised Version
Thou liftest me up to the wind, thou causest me to ride upon it; and thou dissolvest me in the storm.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my substance.

World English Bible
You lift me up to the wind, and drive me with it. You dissolve me in the storm.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou dost lift me up, On the wind Thou dost cause me to ride, And Thou meltest -- Thou levellest me.
Study Bible
Job's Prosperity Becomes Calamity
21"You have become cruel to me; With the might of Your hand You persecute me. 22"You lift me up to the wind and cause me to ride; And You dissolve me in a storm. 23"For I know that You will bring me to death And to the house of meeting for all living.…
Cross References
Job 9:17
"For He bruises me with a tempest And multiplies my wounds without cause.

Job 27:21
"The east wind carries him away, and he is gone, For it whirls him away from his place.

Psalm 102:10
Because of Your indignation and Your wrath, For You have lifted me up and cast me away.
Treasury of Scripture

You lift me up to the wind; you cause me to ride on it, and dissolve my substance.

liftest me

Job 21:18 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carries away.

Psalm 1:4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.

Isaiah 17:13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall …

Jeremiah 4:11,12 At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem…

Ezekiel 5:2 You shall burn with fire a third part in the middle of the city, …

Hosea 4:19 The wind has bound her up in her wings, and they shall be ashamed …

Hosea 13:3 Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud and as the early dew …

to ride

Psalm 18:10 And he rode on a cherub, and did fly: yes, he did fly on the wings of the wind.

Psalm 104:3 Who lays the beams of his chambers in the waters: who makes the clouds …

substance. or, wisdom

(22) Thou liftest me up to the wind.--Some render this verse, "Thou liftest me up to the wind, and causest me to ride upon it; Thou dissolvest me in thy blast;" others understand him to express the contrast between his former prosperous state and his present low condition: "Thou usedst to raise me and make me ride upon the wind, and now Thou dissolvest my substance, my very being." (Comp. Psalm 102:10 : "Thou hast lifted me up and cast me down.")

Verse 22. - Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou tensest me to ride upon it; i.e. thou makest me to be storm-tossed. I am as it were a straw caught up by a whirlwind, and borne hither and thither in the wide regions of space, unknowing whither I go. I am treated as I have described the wicked man to be treated (Job 27:20, 21). And dissolvest my substance. "Dissolvest me entirely" (Professor Lee); dissolvest me in the storms (Revised Version). Thou liftest me up to the wind,.... Of affliction and adversity, to be carried up with it, and tossed about by it, as chaff or stubble, or a dry leaf, being no more able to stand up against it than such things are to oppose the wind; though some interpret this of God's lifting him up in his state of prosperity, in which he was very visible and conspicuous to all, and enjoyed much light and comfort; but then he raised him to such an estate, with a view to cast him down, and that his fall and ruin might be the greater; and so this is observed as a proof of his being become cruel to him:

thou causest me to ride upon it; seemingly in great pomp and state, but in great uncertainty and danger, being at best in a slippery place, in very fickle circumstances, as the event showed; or rather the sense is, that he was swiftly carried into destruction, as if he rode on the wings of the wind to it, and was hurried thither at once, as soon as he was taken up with the tempest of adversity:

and dissolvest my substance; his outward substance, his wealth and riches, his family, and the health of his body, all which as it were melted away, or were carried away as with a flood; and so as the metaphor of a tempestuous wind is used in the former clause, here that of an overflowing flood, which removed from him what seemed to be the most solid and substantial: the word is sometimes used for wisdom, and even sound wisdom, Proverbs 2:7; wherefore some have interpreted it of his being at his wits' end, of losing his reason and understanding, and which were at least disturbed and confounded by his afflictions; but his discourses and speeches show the contrary, and he himself denies that wisdom was driven from him, Job 6:13. 22. liftest … to wind—as a "leaf" or "stubble" (Job 13:25). The moving pillars of sand, raised by the wind to the clouds, as described by travellers, would happily depict Job's agitated spirit, if it be to them that he alludes.

dissolvest … substance—The marginal Hebrew reading (Keri), "my wealth," or else "wisdom," that is, sense and spirit, or "my hope of deliverance." But the text (Chetib) is better: Thou dissolvest me (with fear, Ex 15:15) in the crash (of the whirlwind; see on [530]Job 30:14) [Maurer]. Umbreit translates as a verb, "Thou terrifiest me."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.
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