Job 30:9
New International Version
“And now those young men mock me in song; I have become a byword among them.

New Living Translation
“And now they mock me with vulgar songs! They taunt me!

English Standard Version
“And now I have become their song; I am a byword to them.

Berean Study Bible
And now they mock me in song; I have become a byword among them.

King James Bible
And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.

New King James Version
“And now I am their taunting song; Yes, I am their byword.

New American Standard Bible
“And now I have become their taunt, And I have become a byword to them.

NASB 1995
“And now I have become their taunt, I have even become a byword to them.

NASB 1977
“And now I have become their taunt, I have even become a byword to them.

Amplified Bible
“And now I have become [the subject of] their taunting; Yes, I am a byword and a laughingstock to them.

Christian Standard Bible
Now I am mocked by their songs; I have become an object of scorn to them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now I am mocked by their songs; I have become an object of scorn to them.

American Standard Version
And now I am become their song, Yea, I am a byword unto them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And now I have been their meditation, and I have been a horror to them

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But now I am their music, and they have me for a by-word.

Contemporary English Version
Those worthless nobodies make up jokes and songs to disgrace me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now I am turned into their song, and am become their byword.

English Revised Version
And now I am become their song, yea, I am a byword unto them.

Good News Translation
Now they come and laugh at me; I am nothing but a joke to them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"And now they make fun of me with songs. I have become a joke to them.

International Standard Version
"Now, I've become the object of their mocking melodies; I'm nothing but a fool's proverb to them!

JPS Tanakh 1917
And now I am become their song, Yea, I am a byword unto them.

Literal Standard Version
And now, I have been their song, And I am to them for a byword.

NET Bible
"And now I have become their taunt song; I have become a byword among them.

New Heart English Bible
"Now I have become their song. Yes, I am a byword to them.

World English Bible
"Now I have become their song. Yes, I am a byword to them.

Young's Literal Translation
And now, their song I have been, And I am to them for a byword.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job's Honor Turned into Contempt
8A senseless and nameless brood, they were driven off the land. 9And now they mock me in song; I have become a byword among them. 10They abhor me and keep far from me; they do not hesitate to spit in my face.…

Cross References
Job 12:4
I am a laughingstock to my friends, though I called on God, and He answered. The righteous and upright man is a laughingstock.

Job 17:6
He has made me a byword among the people, a man in whose face they spit.

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

Psalm 69:11
I made sackcloth my clothing, and I was sport to them.

Psalm 69:12
Those who sit at the gate mock me, and I am the song of drunkards.

Lamentations 3:14
I am a laughingstock to all my people; they mock me in song all day long.

Lamentations 3:46
All our enemies open their mouths against us.


Treasury of Scripture

And now am I their song, yes, I am their byword.

am I

Job 17:6
He hath made me also a byword of the people; and aforetime I was as a tabret.

Psalm 35:15,16
But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not: …

Psalm 44:14
Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.









(9) And now am I their song.--See the references in the margin, which show that it is quite appropriate to give to the complaints of Job a Messianic interpretation.

Verse 9. - And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword (see above, Job 17:6; and comp. Psalm 69:12).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And now
וְ֭עַתָּה (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

they mock me in song;
נְגִינָתָ֣ם (nə·ḡî·nā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5058: Instrumental music, a stringed instrument, a poem set to music, an epigram

I have become
וָאֱהִ֖י (wā·’ĕ·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a byword
לְמִלָּֽה׃ (lə·mil·lāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4405: A word, a discourse, a topic

among them.
לָהֶ֣ם (lā·hem)
Preposition-l | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They


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