Job 30:5
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New International Version
They were banished from human society, shouted at as if they were thieves.

New Living Translation
They are driven from human society, and people shout at them as if they were thieves.

English Standard Version
They are driven out from human company; they shout after them as after a thief.

New American Standard Bible
"They are driven from the community; They shout against them as against a thief,

King James Bible
They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They were expelled from human society; people shouted at them as if they were thieves.

International Standard Version
Driven away from human company, they were shouted at as though they were thieves.

NET Bible
They were banished from the community--people shouted at them like they would shout at thieves--

New Heart English Bible
They are driven out from the midst of men. They cry after them as after a thief;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They are driven from the community. People shout at them in the same way they shout at thieves.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They are driven forth from the midst of men; They cry after them as after a thief.

New American Standard 1977
“They are driven from the community;
            They shout against them as against a thief,

Jubilee Bible 2000
They were driven forth from among men (they cried after them as after a thief).

King James 2000 Bible
They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;)

American King James Version
They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;)

American Standard Version
They are driven forth from the midst of men ; They cry after them as after a thief;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who snatched up these things out of the valleys, and when they had found any of them, they ran to them with a cry.

Darby Bible Translation
They are driven forth from among [men] -- they cry after them as after a thief --

English Revised Version
They are driven forth from the midst of men; they cry after them as after a thief.

Webster's Bible Translation
They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them, as after a thief;)

World English Bible
They are driven out from the midst of men. They cry after them as after a thief;

Young's Literal Translation
From the midst they are cast out, (They shout against them as a thief),
Study Bible
Job's Honor Turned into Contempt
4Who pluck mallow by the bushes, And whose food is the root of the broom shrub. 5"They are driven from the community; They shout against them as against a thief, 6So that they dwell in dreadful valleys, In holes of the earth and of the rocks.…
Cross References
Job 30:4
Who pluck mallow by the bushes, And whose food is the root of the broom shrub.

Job 30:6
So that they dwell in dreadful valleys, In holes of the earth and of the rocks.

Psalm 109:10
Let his children wander about and beg; And let them seek sustenance far from their ruined homes.
Treasury of Scripture

They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;)

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Verse 5. - They were driven forth from among men. Weak races retreat before strong ones, who occupy their lands, and whose will they do not dare to dispute. They are not intentionally "driven out," for the strong raecs would gladly make them their drudges; but they retire into the most inaccessible regions, as the primitive population has done in India and elsewhere. They cried after them as after a thief. Outcast tribes naturally, and almost necessarily, become robber-tribes. Deprived of their productive lands, and driven into rocky deserts, want makes them thieves and marauders. Then those who have made them what they are vilify and decry them. They were driven from among men,.... From towns and cities, and all civil society, as unfit to be among them; not for any good, it may be observed, but for crimes that they had done, like our felons, and transported persons:

they cried after them as after a thief; as they were driven and run along, the people called after them, saying, there goes a thief; which they said by way of abhorrence of them, and for the shame of them, and that all might be warned and cautioned against them; and, generally speaking, such as are idle and slothful, and thereby become miserable, are pilferers and thieves. 5. they cried—that is, "a cry is raised." Expressing the contempt felt for this race by civilized and well-born Arabs. When these wild vagabonds make an incursion on villages, they are driven away, as thieves would be.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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