Job 30:26
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New International Version
Yet when I hoped for good, evil came; when I looked for light, then came darkness.

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? - Mr. Good translates much nearer the sense of the original, לקשה יום liksheh yom. "Should I not then weep for the ruthless day?" May I not lament that my sufferings are only to terminate with my life? Or, Did I not mourn for those who suffered by times of calamity? Was not my soul grieved for the poor? Did I not relieve the distressed according to my power; and did I not sympathize with the sufferer?

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When I looked

Job 3:25,26 For the thing which I greatly feared is come on me, and that which I was afraid of is come to me...

Job 29:18 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.

Jeremiah 8:15 We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!

Jeremiah 14:19 Have you utterly rejected Judah? has your soul loathed Zion? why have you smitten us, and there is no healing for us?...

Jeremiah 15:18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? will you be altogether to me as a liar...

Micah 1:12 For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good: but evil came down from the LORD to the gate of Jerusalem.


Job 18:6,18 The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him...

Job 23:17 Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither has he covered the darkness from my face.

Psalm 97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Isaiah 50:10 Who is among you that fears the LORD, that obeys the voice of his servant, that walks in darkness, and has no light?...

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 3:25
What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me.

Job 3:26
I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil."

Job 19:8
He has blocked my way so I cannot pass; he has shrouded my paths in darkness.

Jeremiah 8:15
We hoped for peace but no good has come, for a time of healing but there is only terror.

Jeremiah 14:19
Have you rejected Judah completely? Do you despise Zion? Why have you afflicted us so that we cannot be healed? We hoped for peace but no good has come, for a time of healing but there is only terror.

Lamentations 3:2
He has driven me away and made me walk in darkness rather than light;

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