New International Version
They break up my road; they succeed in destroying me. 'No one can help him,' they say.
King James Bible
They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no helper.
Darby Bible Translation
They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, without any to help them;
World English Bible
They mar my path, They set forward my calamity, without anyone's help.
Young's Literal Translation
They have broken down my path, By my calamity they profit, 'He hath no helper.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They mar my path - They destroy the way-marks, so that there is no safety in travelling through the deserts, the guide-posts and way-marks being gone. These may be an allusion here to a besieged city: the besiegers strive by every means and way to distress the besieged; stopping up the fountains, breaking up the road, raising up towers to project arrows and stones into the city, called here raising up against it the ways of destruction, Job 30:12; preventing all succor and support.
They have no helper - "There is not an adviser among them." - Mr. Good. There is none to give them better instruction.
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they set forward
Job, in his great indignation at the shameful accusation of unkindness to the needy, pours forth the following very solemn imprecation--"If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof; if I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering; if his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep; if I have lifted up my …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 8: 1863
Of Confession of Our Infirmity and of the Miseries of this Life
They advance as through a gaping breach; amid the ruins they come rolling in.
Youths oppress my people, women rule over them. My people, your guides lead you astray; they turn you from the path.
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