Job 30:28
New International Version
I go about blackened, but not by the sun; I stand up in the assembly and cry for help.

New Living Translation
I walk in gloom, without sunlight. I stand in the public square and cry for help.

English Standard Version
I go about darkened, but not by the sun; I stand up in the assembly and cry for help.

Berean Study Bible
I go about blackened, but not by the sun. I stand up in the assembly and cry for help.

King James Bible
I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in the congregation.

New King James Version
I go about mourning, but not in the sun; I stand up in the assembly and cry out for help.

New American Standard Bible
“I go about mourning without comfort; I stand up in the assembly and cry out for help.

NASB 1995
“I go about mourning without comfort; I stand up in the assembly and cry out for help.

NASB 1977
“I go about mourning without comfort; I stand up in the assembly and cry out for help.

Amplified Bible
“I go about mourning without comfort [my skin blackened by disease, not by the heat of the sun]; I stand up in the assembly and cry out for help.

Christian Standard Bible
I walk about blackened, but not by the sun. I stood in the assembly and cried out for help.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I walk about blackened, but not by the sun. I stood in the assembly and cried out for help.

American Standard Version
I go mourning without the sun: I stand up in the assembly, and cry for help.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have walked sadly without anger, I stood in the assembly and I wept

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I went mourning without restraint: and I have stood and cried out in the assembly.

Contemporary English Version
My days are dark and gloomy and in the city council I stand and cry out,

Douay-Rheims Bible
I went mourning without indignation; I rose up, and cried in the crowd.

English Revised Version
I go mourning without the sun: I stand up in the assembly, and cry for help.

Good News Translation
I go about in gloom, without any sunshine; I stand up in public and plead for help.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I walk in the dark without the sun. I stand up in public and call for help.

International Standard Version
"In growing darkness, I walked without sunlight; I stood in the congregation to cry for help.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I go mourning without the sun; I stand up in the assembly, and cry for help.

Literal Standard Version
I have gone mourning without the sun, I have risen, I cry in an assembly.

NET Bible
I go about blackened, but not by the sun; in the assembly I stand up and cry for help.

New Heart English Bible
I go mourning without the sun. I stand up in the assembly, and cry for help.

World English Bible
I go mourning without the sun. I stand up in the assembly, and cry for help.

Young's Literal Translation
Mourning I have gone without the sun, I have risen, in an assembly I cry.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job's Prosperity Becomes Calamity
27I am churning within and cannot rest; days of affliction confront me. 28I go about blackened, but not by the sun. I stand up in the assembly and cry for help. 29I have become a brother of jackals, a companion of ostriches.…

Cross References
Job 19:7
Though I cry out, 'Violence!' I get no response; though I call for help, there is no justice.

Job 30:31
My harp is tuned to mourning and my flute to the sound of weeping.

Psalm 38:6
I am bent and brought low; all day long I go about mourning.

Psalm 42:9
I say to God my Rock, "Why have You forgotten me? Why must I walk in sorrow because of the enemy's oppression?"

Psalm 43:2
For You are the God of my refuge. Why have You rejected me? Why must I walk in sorrow because of the enemy's oppression?


Treasury of Scripture

I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in the congregation.

Psalm 38:6
I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

Psalm 42:9
I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Psalm 43:2
For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?









(28) I went mourning without the sun.--Rather, I go mourning without the sun; or, according to some, "blackened, but not by the sun." We give the preference to the other.

I stood up, and I cried in the congregation--i.e., not merely in secret, but in the face of all men.

Verses 28, 29. - I went mourning without the sun; rather, I go about blackened, but not by the sun. Grief and suffering, according to Oriental notions, blackened the face (see Lamentations 4:8; Lamentations 5:10; Psalm 119:83; and below, ver. 30). I stood up, and I cried in the congregation; rather, I stand up in the assembly and cry for help (see the Revised Version). Job feels this as the most pitiable feature in his ease. He is broken down; he can no longer endure. At first he could sit in silence for seven days (Job 2:13); now he is reduced to uttering complaints and lamentations. He is a brother, not to dragons, but to jackals. His laments are like the long melancholy cries that those animals emit during the silence of the night, so well known to Eastern travellers. He adds further that he is a companion, not to owls, but to ostriches; which, like jackals, have a melancholy cry (see Micah 1:8; and comp. Dr. Hooker's article in Smith's 'Dict. of the Bible,' vol. 2. p. 650).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I go about
הִ֭לַּכְתִּי (hil·laḵ·tî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

blackened,
קֹדֵ֣ר (qō·ḏêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 6937: To be ashy, darkcolored, to mourn

but not
בְּלֹ֣א (bə·lō)
Preposition-b | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

by the sun.
חַמָּ֑ה (ḥam·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2535: Heat, the sun

I stand up
קַ֖מְתִּי (qam·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

in the assembly
בַקָּהָ֣ל (ḇaq·qā·hāl)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6951: Assembly, convocation, congregation

and cry for help.
אֲשַׁוֵּֽעַ׃ (’ă·šaw·wê·a‘)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7768: To be free, to halloo


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