Job 30:29
Good News Translation
My voice is as sad and lonely as the cries of a jackal or an ostrich.

Contemporary English Version
making mournful sounds like jackals and owls.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I was the brother of dragons, and companion of ostriches.

New American Bible
I have become a brother to jackals, a companion to ostriches.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I was the brother of dragons, and companion of ostriches.

a brother

Job 17:14 I have said to rottenness: Thou art my father; to worms, my mother and my sister.

Psalm 102:6 I am become like to a pelican of the wilderness: I am like a night raven in the house.

Isaiah 13:21,22 But wild beasts shall rest there, and their houses shall be filled with serpents, and ostriches shall dwell there, and the hairy ones shall dance there: . . .

Isaiah 38:14 I will cry like a young swallow, I will meditate like a dove: my eyes are weakened looking upward: Lord, I suffer violence, answer thou for me.

Micah 1:8 And all her graven things shall be cut in pieces, and all her wages shall be burnt with fire, and I will bring to destruction all her idols: for they were gathered together of the hire of a harlot, and unto the hire of a harlot they shall return.

Malachi 1:3 But have hated Esau? and I have made his mountains a wilderness, and given his inheritance to the dragons of the desert.

owls.

Context
Job's Prosperity Becomes Calamity
28I went mourning without indignation; I rose up, and cried in the crowd. 29I was the brother of dragons, and companion of ostriches.30My skin is become black upon me, and my bones are dried up with heat.…
Cross References
Psalm 44:19
And our heart hath not turned back: neither hast thou turned aside our steps from thy way.

Isaiah 13:21
But wild beasts shall rest there, and their houses shall be filled with serpents, and ostriches shall dwell there, and the hairy ones shall dance there:

Isaiah 34:13
And thorns and nettles shall grow up in its houses, and the thistle in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be the habitation of dragons, and the pasture of ostriches.

Isaiah 38:14
I will cry like a young swallow, I will meditate like a dove: my eyes are weakened looking upward: Lord, I suffer violence, answer thou for me.

Micah 1:8
And all her graven things shall be cut in pieces, and all her wages shall be burnt with fire, and I will bring to destruction all her idols: for they were gathered together of the hire of a harlot, and unto the hire of a harlot they shall return.

Additional Translations
I have become a brother to jackals, and a companion of ostriches.I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.

I am a brother to jackals, And a companion to ostriches.

I am become a brother of monsters, and a companion of ostriches.

I am become a brother to jackals, and a companion of ostriches.

I am a brother to jackals, and a companion to ostriches.

I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.

I am a brother to jackals, and a companion to ostriches.

A brother I have been to dragons, And a companion to daughters of the ostrich.
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