Job 30:1
New International Version
"But now they mock me, men younger than I, whose fathers I would have disdained to put with my sheep dogs.

New Living Translation
"But now I am mocked by people younger than I, by young men whose fathers are not worthy to run with my sheepdogs.

English Standard Version
“But now they laugh at me, men who are younger than I, whose fathers I would have disdained to set with the dogs of my flock.

Berean Study Bible
But now they mock me, men younger than I am, whose fathers I would have refused to put with my sheep dogs.

New American Standard Bible
"But now those younger than I mock me, Whose fathers I disdained to put with the dogs of my flock.

King James Bible
But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.

Christian Standard Bible
But now they mock me, men younger than I am, whose fathers I would have refused to put with my sheep dogs.

Contemporary English Version
Young people now insult me, although their fathers would have been a disgrace to my sheep dogs.

Good News Translation
But men younger than I am make fun of me now! Their fathers have always been so worthless that I wouldn't let them help my dogs guard sheep.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But now they mock me, men younger than I am, whose fathers I would have refused to put with my sheep dogs.

International Standard Version
"But now they mock me; men who are far younger than I, whose fathers I would have hated to entrust with my own sheep dogs.

NET Bible
"But now they mock me, those who are younger than I, whose fathers I disdained too much to put with my sheep dogs.

New Heart English Bible
"But now those who are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to put with my sheep dogs.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But now those who are younger than I am laugh at me. I didn't think their fathers were fit to sit with the dogs of my flock.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, Whose fathers I disdained to set with the dogs of my flock.

New American Standard 1977
“BUT now those younger than I mock me, Whose fathers I disdained to put with the dogs of my flock.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But now those that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.

King James 2000 Bible
But now they that are younger than I hold me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.

American King James Version
But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.

American Standard Version
But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, Whose fathers I disdained to set with the dogs of my flock.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But now the youngest have laughed me to scorn, now they reprove me in their turn, whose fathers I set at nought; whom I did not deem worthy to be with my shepherd dogs.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But now the younger in time scorn me, whose fathers I would not have set with the dogs of my flock:

Darby Bible Translation
But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to set with the dogs of my flock.

English Revised Version
But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I disdained to set with the dogs of my flock.

Webster's Bible Translation
But now they that are younger than I, have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to set with the dogs of my flock.

World English Bible
"But now those who are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to put with my sheep dogs.

Young's Literal Translation
And now, laughed at me, Have the younger in days than I, Whose fathers I have loathed to set With the dogs of my flock.
Study Bible
Job's Honor Turned into Contempt
1But now they mock me, men younger than I am, whose fathers I would have refused to put with my sheep dogs. 2Indeed, what use to me was the strength of their hands, since their vigor had left them?…
Cross References
Job 12:4
I am a laughingstock to my friends, though I called on God, and He answered. The righteous and upright man is a laughingstock.

Job 30:2
Indeed, what use to me was the strength of their hands, since their vigor had left them?

Psalm 35:15
But when I stumbled, they assembled in glee; they gathered together against me. Assailants I did not know slandered me without ceasing.

Psalm 119:51
The arrogant utterly deride me, but I do not turn from Your law.

Treasury of Scripture

But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.

they that are

Job 19:13-19
He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are verily estranged from me…

Job 29:8-10
The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up…

2 Kings 2:23
And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.

younger than I.

Psalm 35:15,16
But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not: …

Psalm 69:12
They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.

Mark 14:65
And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: and the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands.







Lexicon
But now
וְעַתָּ֤ה ׀ (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6258: At this time

they mock me,
שָֽׂחֲק֣וּ (śā·ḥă·qū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7832: To laugh, to play

men younger
צְעִירִ֥ים (ṣə·‘î·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6810: Little, insignificant, young

than I am,
מִמֶּ֗נִּי (mim·men·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

whose
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

fathers
אֲבוֹתָ֑ם (’ă·ḇō·w·ṯām)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

I would have refused
מָאַ֥סְתִּי (mā·’as·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3988: To spurn, to disappear

to put
לָ֝שִׁ֗ית (lā·šîṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7896: To put, set

with
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

my sheep
צֹאנִֽי׃ (ṣō·nî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6629: Small cattle, sheep and goats, flock

dogs.
כַּלְבֵ֥י (kal·ḇê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3611: A dog, a male prostitute
XXX.

(1) Whose fathers I would have disdained.--Rather, whose fathers I disdained to set. The complaint is that the children of those who were so inferior to him should treat him thus.

Verses 1-31. - The contrast is now completed. Having drawn the portrait of himself as he was, rich, honoured, blessed with children, flourishing, in favour with both God and man, Job now presents himself to us as he is, despised of men (vers. 1-10), afflicted of God (ver. 11), a prey to vague terrors (ver. 15), tortured with bodily pains (vers. 17, 18), cast off by God (vers. 19, 20), with nothing but death to look for (vers. 23-31). The chapter is the most touching in the whole book. Verse 1. - But now they that are younger than I have me in derision. As Job had been speaking last of the honour in which he was once held, he beans his contrast by chewing how at present he is disgraced and derided. Men who are outcasts and solitary themselves, poor dwellers in caves (ver. 6), who have much ado to keep body and soul together (vers. 3, 4), and not men only but youths, mere boys, scoff at him, make him a song and a byword (ver. 9). nay, "spare not to spit in his face" (ver. 10). There seem to have been in his vicinity weak and debased tribes, generally contemned and looked down upon, regarded as thieves (ver. 5) by their neighbours, and considered to be of base and vile origin (ver. 8), who saw in Job's calamities a rare opportunity for insulting and triumphing over a member of the superior race which had crushed them, and thus tasting, to a certain extent, the sweetness of revenge. Whose fathers I would have disdained (rather, I disdained) to have set with the dogs of my flock. Job had not thought their fathers worthy of employing even as the lowest class of herdsmen, those reckoned on a par with the sheep-dogs. 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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