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

King James Bible
And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.

Darby Bible Translation
And now I am their song, yea, I am their byword.

World English Bible
"Now I have become their song. Yes, I am a byword to them.

Young's Literal Translation
And now, their song I have been, And I am to them for a byword.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Now am I their song - I am the subject of their mirth, and serve as a proverb or by-word. They use me with every species of indignity.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Job 17:6 He has made me also a byword of the people; and aforetime I was as a tabret.

Psalm 35:15,16 But in my adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yes, the attackers gathered themselves together against me...

Psalm 44:14 You make us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

Psalm 69:12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.

Lamentations 3:14,63 I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day...

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 12:4
"I have become a laughingstock to my friends, though I called on God and he answered-- a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless!

Job 17:6
"God has made me a byword to everyone, a man in whose face people spit.

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

Psalm 69:11
when I put on sackcloth, people make sport of me.

Psalm 69:12
Those who sit at the gate mock me, and I am the song of the drunkards.

Lamentations 3:14
I became the laughingstock of all my people; they mock me in song all day long.

Lamentations 3:46
"All our enemies have opened their mouths wide against us.

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