Job 30:26
Good News Translation
I hoped for happiness and light, but trouble and darkness came instead.

Contemporary English Version
But when I beg for relief and light, all I receive are disaster and darkness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I expected good things, and evils are come upon me: I waited for light, and darkness broke out.

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I expected good things, and evils are come upon me: I waited for light, and darkness broke out.

When I looked

Job 3:25,26 For the fear which I feared, hath come upon me: and that which I was afraid of, hath befallen me. . . .

Job 29:18 And I said: I shall die in my nest, and as a palm tree shall multiply my days.

Jeremiah 8:15 We looked for peace and no good came: for a time of healing, and behold fear.

Jeremiah 14:19 Hast thou utterly cast away Juda, or hath thy soul abhorred Sion? why then hast thou struck us, so that there is no healing for us? we have looked for peace, and there is no good: and for the time of healing, and behold trouble.

Jeremiah 15:18 Why is my sorrow become perpetual, and my wound desperate so as to refuse to be healed? it is become to me as the falsehood of deceitful waters that cannot be trusted.

Micah 1:12 And pass away, O thou that dwellest in the beautiful place, covered with thy shame: she went not forth that dwelleth in the confines: the house adjoining shall receive mourning from you, which stood by herself.

light

Job 18:6,18 The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and the lamp that is over him, shall be put out. . . .

Job 23:17 For I have not perished because of the darkness that hangs over me, neither hath the mist covered my face.

Psalm 97:11 Light is risen to the just, and joy to the right of heart.

Isaiah 50:10 Who is there among you that feareth the Lord, that heareth the voice of his servant, that hath walked in darkness, and hath no light? let him hope in the name of the Lord, and lean upon his God.

Context
Job's Prosperity Becomes Calamity
25I wept heretofore for him that was afflicted, and my soul had compassion on the poor. 26I expected good things, and evils are come upon me: I waited for light, and darkness broke out.27My inner parts have boiled without any rest, the days of affliction have prevented me.…
Cross References
Job 3:25
For the fear which I feared, hath come upon me: and that which I was afraid of, hath befallen me.

Job 3:26
Have I not dissembled? have I not kept silence? have I not been quiet? and indignation is come upon me.

Job 19:8
He hath hedged in my path round about, and I cannot pass, and in my way he hath set darkness.

Jeremiah 8:15
We looked for peace and no good came: for a time of healing, and behold fear.

Jeremiah 14:19
Hast thou utterly cast away Juda, or hath thy soul abhorred Sion? why then hast thou struck us, so that there is no healing for us? we have looked for peace, and there is no good: and for the time of healing, and behold trouble.

Lamentations 3:2
Aleph. He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, and not into light.

Additional Translations
But when I hoped for good, evil came; when I looked for light, darkness came.When I looked for good, then evil came to me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

When I looked for good, then evil came; And when I waited for light, there came darkness.

But I, when I waited for good things, behold, days of evils came the more upon me.

For I expected good, and there came evil; and I waited for light, but there came darkness.

When I looked for good, then evil came; and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

When I looked for good, then evil came: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

When I looked for good, then evil came; When I waited for light, there came darkness.

When good I expected, then cometh evil, And I wait for light, and darkness cometh.
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