Job 30:7
New International Version
They brayed among the bushes and huddled in the undergrowth.

New Living Translation
They sound like animals howling among the bushes, huddled together beneath the nettles.

English Standard Version
Among the bushes they bray; under the nettles they huddle together.

Berean Study Bible
They cried out among the shrubs and huddled beneath the nettles.

New American Standard Bible
"Among the bushes they cry out; Under the nettles they are gathered together.

King James Bible
Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together.

Christian Standard Bible
They bray among the shrubs; they huddle beneath the thistles.

Contemporary English Version
where they bray like donkeys gathering around shrubs.

Good News Translation
Out in the wilds they howled like animals and huddled together under the bushes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They bray among the shrubs; they huddle beneath the thistles.

International Standard Version
They bray like donkeys among the bushes and huddle together under the desert weeds.

NET Bible
They brayed like animals among the bushes and were huddled together under the nettles.

New Heart English Bible
Among the bushes they bray; and under the nettles they are gathered together.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They howl in bushes and huddle together under thornbushes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Among the bushes they bray; Under the nettles they are gathered together.

New American Standard 1977
“Among the bushes they cry out; Under the nettles they are gathered together.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together.

King James 2000 Bible
Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together.

American King James Version
Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together.

American Standard Version
Among the bushes they bray; Under the nettles they are gathered together.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They will cry out among the rustling bushes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They pleased themselves among these kind of things, and counted it delightful to be under the briers.

Darby Bible Translation
They bray among the bushes; under the brambles they are gathered together:

English Revised Version
Among the bushes they bray; under the nettles they are gathered together.

Webster's Bible Translation
Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were collected.

World English Bible
Among the bushes they bray; and under the nettles they are gathered together.

Young's Literal Translation
Among shrubs they do groan, Under nettles they are gathered together.
Study Bible
Job's Honor Turned into Contempt
6so that they lived on the slopes of the wadis, among the rocks and in holes in the ground. 7They cried out among the shrubs and huddled beneath the nettles. 8A senseless and nameless brood, they were driven off the land.…
Cross References
Job 30:6
so that they lived on the slopes of the wadis, among the rocks and in holes in the ground.

Job 30:8
A senseless and nameless brood, they were driven off the land.

Proverbs 24:31
Thorns had grown up everywhere, thistles had covered the ground, and the stone wall was broken down.

Treasury of Scripture

Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together.

brayed

Job 6:5
Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or loweth the ox over his fodder?

Job 11:12
For vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt.

Genesis 16:12
And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

Job 2:9
Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.







Lexicon
They cried out
יִנְהָ֑קוּ (yin·hā·qū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5101: To bray, scream

among
בֵּין־ (bên-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 996: An interval, space between

the shrubs
שִׂיחִ֥ים (śî·ḥîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7880: A bush, shrub, plant

and huddled
יְסֻפָּֽחוּ׃ (yə·sup·pā·ḥū)
Verb - Pual - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5596: To join, attach to

beneath
תַּ֖חַת (ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

the nettles.
חָר֣וּל (ḥā·rūl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2738: Pointed, a bramble, other thorny weed
(7) Among the bushes they brayed.--Herodotus says their language was like the screeching of bats, others say it was like the whistling of birds. This whole description is of the mockers of Job, and therefore should be in the present tense in Job 30:5; Job 30:7-8, as it may be in the Authorised Version of Job 30:4.

Verse 7. - Among the bushes they brayed. The sounds which came from their mouths sounded to Job less like articulate speech than like the braying of asses. Compare what Herodotus says of his Troglodytes: "Their language is unlike that of any other people; it sounds like the screeching of bats." Under the nettles (or, wild vetches) they were gathered together; rather, huddled together. 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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