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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
I went about darkened, but not by the sun; I stood up and cried out in the congregation.

King James 2000 Bible
I went mourning but not in the sun: I stood up, and I cried in the congregation.

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

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
I go about blackened, but not by the sun; I stand up, I cry in the congregation.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in the congregation.

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.
Study Bible
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 to jackals, and 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 will 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?







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

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

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

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

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

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

and cry for help.
אֲשַׁוֵּֽעַ׃ (’ă·šaw·wê·a‘)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7768: To be free, to halloo
(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). 30:15-31 Job complains a great deal. Harbouring hard thoughts of God was the sin which did, at this time, most easily beset Job. When inward temptations join with outward calamities, the soul is hurried as in a tempest, and is filled with confusion. But woe be to those who really have God for an enemy! Compared with the awful state of ungodly men, what are all outward, or even inward temporal afflictions? There is something with which Job comforts himself, yet it is but a little. He foresees that death will be the end of all his troubles. God's wrath might bring him to death; but his soul would be safe and happy in the world of spirits. If none pity us, yet our God, who corrects, pities us, even as a father pitieth his own children. And let us look more to the things of eternity: then the believer will cease from mourning, and joyfully praise redeeming love.
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