Job 30:21
New International Version
You turn on me ruthlessly; with the might of your hand you attack me.

New Living Translation
You have become cruel toward me. You use your power to persecute me.

English Standard Version
You have turned cruel to me; with the might of your hand you persecute me.

Berean Study Bible
You have ruthlessly turned on me; You oppose me with Your strong hand.

King James Bible
Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.

New King James Version
But You have become cruel to me; With the strength of Your hand You oppose me.

New American Standard Bible
“You have become cruel to me; With the strength of Your hand You persecute me.

NASB 1995
“You have become cruel to me; With the might of Your hand You persecute me.

NASB 1977
“Thou hast become cruel to me; With the might of Thy hand Thou dost persecute me.

Amplified Bible
“You have become harsh and cruel to me; With the might of Your hand You [keep me alive only to] persecute me.

Christian Standard Bible
You have turned against me with cruelty; you harass me with your strong hand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have turned against me with cruelty; You harass me with Your strong hand.

American Standard Version
Thou art turned to be cruel to me; With the might of thy hand thou persecutest me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you have made me an enemy to you, and with the strength of your hands you have bound me

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They attacked me also without mercy: thou hast scourged me with a strong hand.

Contemporary English Version
God has turned brutal,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou art changed to be cruel toward me, and in the hardness of thy hand thou art against me.

English Revised Version
Thou art turned to be cruel to me: with the might of thy hand thou persecutest me.

Good News Translation
You are treating me cruelly; you persecute me with all your power.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have begun to treat me cruelly. With your mighty hand you assault me.

International Standard Version
You changed toward me, and now you're cruel to me; with your mighty hand you are persecuting me;

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou art turned to be cruel to me; With the might of Thy hand Thou hatest me.

Literal Standard Version
You are turned to be fierce to me, With the strength of Your hand, You oppress me.

NET Bible
You have become cruel to me; with the strength of your hand you attack me.

New Heart English Bible
You have turned to be cruel to me. With the might of your hand you persecute me.

World English Bible
You have turned to be cruel to me. With the might of your hand you persecute me.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou art turned to be fierce to me, With the strength of Thy hand, Thou oppressest me.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job's Prosperity Becomes Calamity
20I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer; when I stand up, You merely look at me. 21You have ruthlessly turned on me; You oppose me with Your strong hand. 22You snatch me up into the wind and drive me before it; You toss me about in the storm.…

Cross References
Job 10:3
Does it please You to oppress me, to reject the work of Your hands and favor the schemes of the wicked?

Job 16:9
His anger has torn me and opposed me; He gnashes His teeth at me. My adversary pierces me with His eyes.

Job 16:14
He breaks me with wound upon wound; He rushes me like a mighty warrior.

Job 19:6
then understand that it is God who has wronged me and drawn His net around me.

Job 19:22
Why do you persecute me as God does? Will you never get enough of my flesh?

Job 32:2
This kindled the anger of Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram. He burned with anger against Job for justifying himself rather than God,

Jeremiah 30:14
All your lovers have forgotten you; they no longer seek you, for I have struck you as an enemy would, with the discipline of someone cruel, because of your great iniquity and your numerous sins.


Treasury of Scripture

You are become cruel to me: with your strong hand you oppose yourself against me.

become cruel.

Job 7:20,21
I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself? …

Job 10:14-17
If I sin, then thou markest me, and thou wilt not acquit me from mine iniquity…

Job 13:25-28
Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble? …

thy strong hand.

Job 6:9
Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!

Job 23:6
Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.

Psalm 89:13
Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.









Verse 21. - Thou art become cruel to me; literally, thou art turned to be cruel to me. In other words, "Thou art changed to me, and art become cruel to me." Job never forgets that for long years God was gracious and kind to him, "made him and fashioned him together round about," "clothed him with skin and flesh, and fenced him with bones and sinews," "granted him life and favour, and by his visitation preserved his spirit" (Job 10:9-12); but the recollection brings, perhaps, as much of pain. as of pleasure with it. One of our poets says -

"Joy's recollection is no longer joy;
But sorrow's memory is a sorrow still."
At any rate, the contrast between past joy and present suffering adds a pang to the latter. With thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me; literally, with the might of thy hand dost thou persecute me (see the Revised Version). "Haec noster irreverentius" (Schultens); comp. ch. 19:6-13.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You have ruthlessly turned
תֵּהָפֵ֣ךְ (tê·hā·p̄êḵ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 2015: To turn about, over, to change, overturn, return, pervert

on me;
לִ֑י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

You oppose me
תִשְׂטְמֵֽנִי׃ (ṯiś·ṭə·mê·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 7852: To bear a grudge or cherish animosity against

with Your strong
בְּעֹ֖צֶם (bə·‘ō·ṣem)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6108: Might, bones

hand.
יָדְךָ֣ (yā·ḏə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand


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