Job 30:30
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New International Version
My skin grows black and peels; my body burns with fever.

New Living Translation
My skin has turned dark, and my bones burn with fever.

English Standard Version
My skin turns black and falls from me, and my bones burn with heat.

New American Standard Bible
"My skin turns black on me, And my bones burn with fever.

King James Bible
My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My skin blackens and flakes off, and my bones burn with fever.

International Standard Version
My skin turns black all over me; and my bones seem burned from the heat.

NET Bible
My skin has turned dark on me; my body is hot with fever.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My skin turns dark and peels. My body burns with fever.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.

King James 2000 Bible
My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.

American King James Version
My skin is black on me, and my bones are burned with heat.

American Standard Version
My skin is black, and falleth from me, And my bones are burned with heat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My skin is become black upon me, and my bones are dried up with heat.

Darby Bible Translation
My skin is become black [and falleth] off me, and my bones are parched with heat.

English Revised Version
My skin is black, and falleth from me, and my bones are burned with heat.

Webster's Bible Translation
My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.

World English Bible
My skin grows black and peels from me. My bones are burned with heat.

Young's Literal Translation
My skin hath been black upon me, And my bone hath burned from heat,
Parallel Commentaries
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 30. - My skin is black upon me (see the comment on vers. 28, 29, ad init.), and my bones are burned with heat. The "burning pains" in the bones, which characterize at least one form of elephantiasis, have been already mentioned (see the comment on ver. 17). In ordinary elephantiasis there is often "intense pain in the lumbar region and groin," which the patient might think to be in his bones.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

My skin is black upon me,.... Either through deep melancholy, as may be observed in persons of such a disposition, through grief and trouble; or rather through the force of his disease, the burning ulcers and black scabs with which he was covered, as the Jews were through famine, in their captivity, Lamentations 4:8;

and my bones are burnt with heat; with the heat of a burning fever; which not only made his inwards boil, but reached to his bones, and dried up the marrow of them. Galen says (r) that bones may become so dry as to be crumbled into sand: the Syriac version is

"my bones are burnt as his who is in a hot wind;''

such as were common in the eastern countries, which killed men at once, and they became as black as a coal (s).

(r) Apud Bartholin. de Cruce, sect. 12. p. 107. (s) See Gill on Job 27:21.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

30. upon me—rather, as in Job 30:17 (see on [531]Job 30:17), "my skin is black (and falls away) from me."

my bones—(Job 19:20; Ps 102:5).

Job 30:30 Additional Commentaries
Context
Job's Prosperity Becomes Calamity
29"I have become a brother to jackals And a companion of ostriches. 30"My skin turns black on me, And my bones burn with fever. 31"Therefore my harp is turned to mourning, And my flute to the sound of those who weep.
Cross References
Job 2:7
So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head.

Job 17:14
if I say to corruption, 'You are my father,' and to the worm, 'My mother' or 'My sister,'

Job 30:17
Night pierces my bones; my gnawing pains never rest.

Psalm 102:3
For my days vanish like smoke; my bones burn like glowing embers.

Psalm 119:83
Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget your decrees.

Lamentations 1:13
"From on high he sent fire, sent it down into my bones. He spread a net for my feet and turned me back. He made me desolate, faint all the day long.

Lamentations 4:8
But now they are blacker than soot; they are not recognized in the streets. Their skin has shriveled on their bones; it has become as dry as a stick.

Lamentations 5:10
Our skin is hot as an oven, feverish from hunger.

Habakkuk 3:16
I heard and my heart pounded, my lips quivered at the sound; decay crept into my bones, and my legs trembled. Yet I will wait patiently for the day of calamity to come on the nation invading us.
Treasury of Scripture

My skin is black on me, and my bones are burned with heat.

my skin

Psalm 119:83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget your statutes.

Lamentations 3:4 My flesh and my skin has he made old; he has broken my bones.

Lamentations 4:8 Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: …

Lamentations 5:10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.

my bones

Psalm 102:3 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.

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