Job 30:3
New International Version
Haggard from want and hunger, they roamed the parched land in desolate wastelands at night.

New Living Translation
They are gaunt with hunger and flee to the deserts, to desolate and gloomy wastelands.

English Standard Version
Through want and hard hunger they gnaw the dry ground by night in waste and desolation;

Berean Study Bible
Gaunt from poverty and hunger, they gnawed the dry land, and the desolate wasteland by night.

New American Standard Bible
"From want and famine they are gaunt Who gnaw the dry ground by night in waste and desolation,

King James Bible
For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.

Christian Standard Bible
Emaciated from poverty and hunger, they gnawed the dry land, the desolate wasteland by night.

Contemporary English Version
They must claw the desert sand in the dark for something to satisfy their hunger.

Good News Translation
They were so poor and hungry that they would gnaw dry roots--at night, in wild, desolate places.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Emaciated from poverty and hunger, they gnawed the dry land, the desolate wasteland by night.

International Standard Version
Unproductive due to poverty and hunger, they could only scratch in parched soil, devastated and desolated.

NET Bible
gaunt with want and hunger, they would gnaw the parched land, in former time desolate and waste.

New Heart English Bible
They are gaunt from lack and famine. They gnaw the dry ground, in the gloom of waste and desolation.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Shriveled up from need and hunger, they gnaw at the dry and barren ground during the night.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They are gaunt with want and famine; They gnaw the dry ground, in the gloom of wasteness and desolation.

New American Standard 1977
“From want and famine they are gaunt Who gnaw the dry ground by night in waste and desolation,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For want and famine they walked alone; fleeing into solitude, to the dark place, desolate and waste.

King James 2000 Bible
From want and famine they are gaunt; fleeing of late into the wilderness, desolate and waste.

American King James Version
For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.

American Standard Version
They are gaunt with want and famine; They gnaw the dry ground, in the gloom of wasteness and desolation.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
One is childless in want and famine, such as they that fled but lately the distress and misery of drought.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Barren with want and hunger, who gnawed in the wilderness, disfigured with calamity and misery.

Darby Bible Translation
Withered up through want and hunger, they flee into waste places long since desolate and desert:

English Revised Version
They are gaunt with want and famine; they gnaw the dry ground; in the gloom of wasteness and desolation.

Webster's Bible Translation
For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.

World English Bible
They are gaunt from lack and famine. They gnaw the dry ground, in the gloom of waste and desolation.

Young's Literal Translation
With want and with famine gloomy, Those fleeing to a dry place, Formerly a desolation and waste,
Study Bible
Job's Honor Turned into Contempt
2Indeed, what use to me was the strength of their hands, since their vigor had left them? 3Gaunt from poverty and hunger, they gnawed the dry land, and the desolate wasteland by night. 4They plucked mallow among the shrubs, and the roots of the broom tree were their food.…
Cross References
Job 30:2
Indeed, what use to me was the strength of their hands, since their vigor had left them?

Job 30:4
They plucked mallow among the shrubs, and the roots of the broom tree were their food.

Daniel 5:21
He was driven away from mankind, and his mind was like that of a beast. He lived with the wild donkeys and ate grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven until he acknowledged that the Most High God is ruler over the kingdom of mankind, and He sets over it whom He wishes.

Treasury of Scripture

For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.

solitary.

Job 24:13-16
They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof…

fleeing into

Job 24:5
Behold, as wild asses in the desert, go they forth to their work; rising betimes for a prey: the wilderness yieldeth food for them and for their children.

Hebrews 11:38
(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

in former time.







Lexicon
Gaunt
גַּ֫לְמ֥וּד (gal·mūḏ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1565: Sterile, desolate

from poverty
בְּחֶ֥סֶר (bə·ḥe·ser)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2639: Lack, destitution

and hunger,
וּבְכָפָ֗ן (ū·ḇə·ḵā·p̄ān)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3720: Hunger, famine

they gnawed
הַֽעֹרְקִ֥ים (ha·‘ō·rə·qîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6207: To gnaw, eat, a pain

the dry land,
צִיָּ֑ה (ṣî·yāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6723: Aridity, a desert

and the desolate
שׁוֹאָ֥ה (šō·w·’āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7722: A tempest, devastation

wasteland
וּמְשֹׁאָֽה׃ (ū·mə·šō·’āh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4875: Desolation

by night.
אֶ֝֗מֶשׁ (’e·meš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 570: Yesterday, last night
Verse 3. - For want and famine they were solitary; rather, they were gaunt (see the Revised Version). Compare the descriptions given to us of the native races of Central Africa by Sir S. Baker, Speke, Grant, Stanley, and others. Fleeing into the wilderness; rather, gnawing the wilderness; i.e. feeding on such dry and sapless roots and fruits as the wilderness produces. In former time desolate and waste; or, on the eve of wasteness and desolation. 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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