Job 30:8
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New International Version
A base and nameless brood, they were driven out of the land.

King James Bible
They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
Sons of fools, and sons of nameless sires, they are driven out of the land.

World English Bible
They are children of fools, yes, children of base men. They were flogged out of the land.

Young's Literal Translation
Sons of folly -- even sons without name, They have been smitten from the land.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Children of fools - Children of nabal; children without a name; persons of no consideration, and descendants of such.

Viler than the earth - Rather, driven out of the land; persons not fit for civil society.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

children

2 Kings 8:18,27 And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab: for the daughter of Ahab was his wife...

2 Chronicles 22:3 He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab: for his mother was his counselor to do wickedly.

Psalm 49:10-13 For he sees that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others...

Jeremiah 7:18 The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven...

Mark 6:24 And she went forth, and said to her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.

fools

Proverbs 1:7,22 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction...

Proverbs 16:22 Understanding is a wellspring of life to him that has it: but the instruction of fools is folly.

base men. Heb. men of no name. viler

Job 40:4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer you? I will lay my hand on my mouth.

Psalm 15:4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honors them that fear the LORD. He that swears to his own hurt, and changes not.

Isaiah 32:6 For the vile person will speak villainy, and his heart will work iniquity, to practice hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD...

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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
Matthew 20:19
and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!"

Job 30:7
They brayed among the bushes and huddled in the undergrowth.

Job 30:9
"And now those young men mock me in song; I have become a byword among them.

Psalm 35:15
But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee; assailants gathered against me without my knowledge. They slandered me without ceasing.

Nahum 3:6
I will pelt you with filth, I will treat you with contempt and make you a spectacle.

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