Job 30:21
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New International Version
You turn on me ruthlessly; with the might of your hand you attack me.

King James Bible
Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou art changed to a cruel one to me; with the strength of thy hand thou pursuest me.

World English Bible
You have turned to be cruel to me. With the might of your hand you persecute me.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou art turned to be fierce to me, With the strength of Thy hand, Thou oppressest me.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou art become cruel to me - Thou appearest to treat me with cruelty. I cry for mercy, trust in thy goodness, and am still permitted to remain under my afflictions.

Thou opposest thyself - Instead of helping, thou opposest me; thou appearest as my enemy.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

become cruel. Heb. turned to be cruel

Job 7:20,21 I have sinned; what shall I do to you, O you preserver of men? why have you set me as a mark against you...

Job 10:14-17 If I sin, then you mark me, and you will not acquit me from my iniquity...

Job 13:25-28 Will you break a leaf driven to and fro? and will you pursue the dry stubble...

Job 16:9-14 He tears me in his wrath, who hates me: he gnashes on me with his teeth; my enemy sharpens his eyes on me...

Job 19:6-9 Know now that God has overthrown me, and has compassed me with his net...

Psalm 77:7-9 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favorable no more...

Jeremiah 30:14 All your lovers have forgotten you; they seek you not; for I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy...

thy strong hand. Heb. the strength of thy hand

Job 6:9 Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!

Job 23:6 Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.

Psalm 89:13 You have a mighty arm: strong is your hand, and high is your right hand.

1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

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Christian Sympathy
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
I will acknowledge my sin unto Thee;(1) I will confess to Thee, Lord, my infirmity. It is often a small thing which casteth me down and maketh me sad. I resolve that I will act bravely, but when a little temptation cometh, immediately I am in a great strait. Wonderfully small sometimes is the matter whence a grievous temptation cometh, and whilst I imagine myself safe for a little space; when I am not considering, I find myself often almost overcome by a little puff of wind. 2. Behold, therefore,
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
Job 10:3
Does it please you to oppress me, to spurn the work of your hands, while you smile on the plans of the wicked?

Job 16:9
God assails me and tears me in his anger and gnashes his teeth at me; my opponent fastens on me his piercing eyes.

Job 16:14
Again and again he bursts upon me; he rushes at me like a warrior.

Job 19:6
then know that God has wronged me and drawn his net around me.

Job 19:22
Why do you pursue me as God does? Will you never get enough of my flesh?

Job 32:2
But Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became very angry with Job for justifying himself rather than God.

Jeremiah 30:14
All your allies have forgotten you; they care nothing for you. I have struck you as an enemy would and punished you as would the cruel, because your guilt is so great and your sins so many.

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