Job 30:26
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New American Standard Bible
"When I expected good, then evil came; When I waited for light, then darkness came.

King James Bible
When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

Darby Bible Translation
For I expected good, and there came evil; and I waited for light, but there came darkness.

World English Bible
When I looked for good, then evil came; When I waited for light, there came darkness.

Young's Literal Translation
When good I expected, then cometh evil, And I wait for light, and darkness cometh.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

When I looked for good - When I supposed that respect would be shown me; or when I looked forward to an honored old age. I expected to be made happy and prosperous through life, as the result of my uprightness and benevolence; but, instead of that, calamity came and swept all my comforts away. He experienced the instability which most people are called to experience, and the divine dealings with him showed that no reliance could be placed on confident plans of happiness in this life.

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Whether the Limbo of Hell is the Same as Abraham's Bosom?
Objection 1: It would seem that the limbo of hell is not the same as Abraham's bosom. For according to Augustine (Gen. ad lit. xxxiii): "I have not yet found Scripture mentioning hell in a favorable sense." Now Abraham's bosom is taken in a favorable sense, as Augustine goes on to say (Gen. ad lit. xxxiii): "Surely no one would be allowed to give an unfavorable signification to Abraham's bosom and the place of rest whither the godly poor man was carried by the angels." Therefore Abraham's bosom is
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Messiah Unpitied, and Without a Comforter
Reproach [Rebuke] hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none. T he greatness of suffering cannot be certainly estimated by the single consideration of the immediate, apparent cause; the impression it actually makes upon the mind of the sufferer, must likewise be taken into the account. That which is a heavy trial to one person, may be much lighter to another, and, perhaps, no trial at all. And a state
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Cross References
Job 3:25
"For what I fear comes upon me, And what I dread befalls me.

Job 3:26
"I am not at ease, nor am I quiet, And I am not at rest, but turmoil comes."

Job 19:8
"He has walled up my way so that I cannot pass, And He has put darkness on my paths.

Jeremiah 8:15
We waited for peace, but no good came; For a time of healing, but behold, terror!

Jeremiah 14:19
Have You completely rejected Judah? Or have You loathed Zion? Why have You stricken us so that we are beyond healing? We waited for peace, but nothing good came; And for a time of healing, but behold, terror!

Lamentations 3:2
He has driven me and made me walk In darkness and not in light.

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