Job 30:3
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New International Version
Haggard from want and hunger, they roamed the parched land in desolate wastelands at night.

King James Bible
For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.

Darby Bible Translation
Withered up through want and hunger, they flee into waste places long since desolate and desert:

World English Bible
They are gaunt from lack and famine. They gnaw the dry ground, in the gloom of waste and desolation.

Young's Literal Translation
With want and with famine gloomy, Those fleeing to a dry place, Formerly a desolation and waste,

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Fleeing into the wilderness - Seeking something to sustain life even in the barren desert. This shows the extreme of want, when the desert is supposed to be the only place where any thing to sustain life can possibly be found.

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solitary. or, dark as the night

Job 24:13-16 They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof...

fleeing into

Job 24:5 Behold, as wild donkeys in the desert, go they forth to their work; rising betimes for a prey...

Hebrews 11:38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

in former time. Heb. yesternight

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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 30:2
Of what use was the strength of their hands to me, since their vigor had gone from them?

Job 30:4
In the brush they gathered salt herbs, and their food was the root of the broom bush.

Daniel 5:21
He was driven away from people and given the mind of an animal; he lived with the wild donkeys and ate grass like the ox; and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven, until he acknowledged that the Most High God is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and sets over them anyone he wishes.

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