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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
And now I am their song, and I am their byword.

King James 2000 Bible
And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.

American King James Version
And now am I their song, yes, I am their byword.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
And now I am their song, yea, I am their byword.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And now I am their song, yes, I am their by-word.

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.
Study Bible
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 to the people; I am the one 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.

Lamentations 3:63
When they sit and when they rise, see how they mock me in song.

Treasury of Scripture

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

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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.







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

they mock me in song;
נְגִינָתָ֣ם (nə·ḡî·nā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

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

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