Job 30:25
New International Version
Have I not wept for those in trouble? Has not my soul grieved for the poor?

New Living Translation
Did I not weep for those in trouble? Was I not deeply grieved for the needy?

English Standard Version
Did not I weep for him whose day was hard? Was not my soul grieved for the needy?

Berean Study Bible
Have I not wept for those in trouble? Has my soul not grieved for the needy?

King James Bible
Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor?

New King James Version
Have I not wept for him who was in trouble? Has not my soul grieved for the poor?

New American Standard Bible
“Have I not wept for the one whose life is hard? Was my soul not grieved for the needy?

NASB 1995
“Have I not wept for the one whose life is hard? Was not my soul grieved for the needy?

NASB 1977
“Have I not wept for the one whose life is hard? Was not my soul grieved for the needy?

Amplified Bible
“Did I not weep for one whose life was hard and filled with trouble? Was not my heart grieved for the needy?

Christian Standard Bible
Have I not wept for those who have fallen on hard times? Has my soul not grieved for the needy?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Have I not wept for those who have fallen on hard times? Has my soul not grieved for the needy?

American Standard Version
Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? Was not my soul grieved for the needy?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I wept for the poor by day, and my soul was troubled for the afflicted one

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Yet I wept over every helpless man; I groaned when I saw a man in distress.

Contemporary English Version
I mourned for the poor and those who suffered.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I wept heretofore for him that was afflicted, and my soul had compassion on the poor.

English Revised Version
Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the needy?

Good News Translation
Didn't I weep with people in trouble and feel sorry for those in need?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Didn't I cry for the person whose days were difficult? Didn't my soul grieve for the poor?

International Standard Version
Haven't I wept for the one who is going through hard times? Haven't I grieved for the needy?

JPS Tanakh 1917
If I have not wept for him that was in trouble, And if my soul grieved not for the needy.

Literal Standard Version
Did I not weep for him whose day is hard? My soul has grieved for the needy.

NET Bible
Have I not wept for the unfortunate? Was not my soul grieved for the poor?

New Heart English Bible
Did I not weep for him who was in trouble? Wasn't my soul grieved for the needy?

World English Bible
Didn't I weep for him who was in trouble? Wasn't my soul grieved for the needy?

Young's Literal Translation
Did not I weep for him whose day is hard? Grieved hath my soul for the needy.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job's Prosperity Becomes Calamity
24Yet no one stretches out his hand to a ruined man when he cries for help in his distress. 25 Have I not wept for those in trouble? Has my soul not grieved for the needy? 26But when I hoped for good, evil came; when I looked for light, darkness fell.…

Cross References
Romans 12:15
Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.

Job 24:4
They push the needy off the road and force all the poor of the land into hiding.

Psalm 35:13
Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth; I humbled myself with fasting, but my prayers returned unanswered.

Psalm 35:14
I paced about as for my friend or brother; I was bowed down with grief, like one mourning for his mother.


Treasury of Scripture

Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor?

Did not I

Psalm 35:13,14
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom…

Jeremiah 13:17
But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the LORD'S flock is carried away captive.

Jeremiah 18:20
Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them, and to turn away thy wrath from them.

in trouble.

Job 31:16-21
If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; …

Psalm 12:1
To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

Proverbs 14:21,31
He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he…









(25) Did not I weep for him?--Job declares that he has not withheld that sympathy with sorrow and suffering for which he himself has asked in vain.

Verse 25. - Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? i.e. do I claim a sympathy which I do not deserve? When men wept and entreated me, did not I do my best to give them the aid which they requested? Did not I weep for them, and intercede with God for them? Was not my soul grieved for the poor? (comp. Job 29:12-17; Job 31:16-22).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Have I not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

wept
בָ֭כִיתִי (ḇā·ḵî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1058: To weep, to bemoan

for those in trouble?
לִקְשֵׁה־ (liq·šêh-)
Preposition-l | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7186: Hard, severe

Has my soul
נַ֝פְשִׁ֗י (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

not grieved
עָֽגְמָ֥ה (‘ā·ḡə·māh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5701: To be grieved

for the needy?
לָאֶבְיֽוֹן׃ (lā·’eḇ·yō·wn)
Preposition-l, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 34: In want, needy, poor


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