Job 30:22
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New International Version
You snatch me up and drive me before the wind; you toss me about in the storm.

King James Bible
Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my substance.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to be borne away, and dissolvest my substance.

World English Bible
You lift me up to the wind, and drive me with it. You dissolve me in the storm.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou dost lift me up, On the wind Thou dost cause me to ride, And Thou meltest -- Thou levellest me.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou liftest me up to the wind - Thou hast so completely stripped me of all my substance, that I am like chaff lifted up by the wind; or as a straw, the sport of every breeze; and at last carried totally away, being dissipated into particles by the continued agitation.

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liftest me

Job 21:18 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carries away.

Psalm 1:4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.

Isaiah 17:13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off...

Jeremiah 4:11,12 At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem...

Ezekiel 5:2 You shall burn with fire a third part in the middle of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled...

Hosea 4:19 The wind has bound her up in her wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.

Hosea 13:3 Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud and as the early dew that passes away...

to ride

Psalm 18:10 And he rode on a cherub, and did fly: yes, he did fly on the wings of the wind.

Psalm 104:3 Who lays the beams of his chambers in the waters: who makes the clouds his chariot: who walks on the wings of the wind:

substance. or, wisdom

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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 9:17
He would crush me with a storm and multiply my wounds for no reason.

Job 27:21
The east wind carries him off, and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place.

Psalm 102:10
because of your great wrath, for you have taken me up and thrown me aside.

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