Job 30:19
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English Standard Version
God has cast me into the mire, and I have become like dust and ashes.

King James Bible
He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.

American Standard Version
He hath cast me into the mire, And I am become like dust and ashes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am compared to dirt, and am likened to embers and ashes.

English Revised Version
He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.

Webster's Bible Translation
He hath cast me into the mire, and I have become like dust and ashes.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

13 They tear down my path,

They minister to my overthrow,

They who themselves are helpless.

14 As through a wide breach they approach,

Under the crash they roll onwards.

15 Terrors are turned against me,

They pursue my nobility like the wind,

And like a cloud my prosperity passed away. -

They make all freedom of motion and any escape impossible to him, by pulling down, diruunt, the way which he might go. Thus is נתסוּ (cogn. form of נתץ, נתע, נתשׁ) to be translated, not: they tear open (proscindunt), which is contrary to the primary signification and the usage of the language. They, who have no helper, who themselves are so miserable and despised, and yet so feelingless and overbearing, contribute to his ruin. הועיל, to be useful, to do any good,to furnish anything effective (e.g., Isaiah 47:12), is here united with ל of the purpose; comp. עזר ל, to help towards anything, Zechariah 1:15. היה (for which the Keri substitutes the primary form הוּה), as was already said on Job 6:2, is prop. hiatus, and then barathrum, pernicies, like הוּה in the signification cupiditas, prop. inhiatio. The verb הוה, Arab. hwy, also signifies delabi, whence it may be extended (vid., on Job 37:6) in like manner to the signification abyss (rapid downfall); but a suitable medium for the two significations, strong passion (Arab. hawa) and abyss (Arab. hâwije, huwwe, mahwa), is offered only by the signification of the root flare (whence hawâ, air). לא עזר למו is a genuine Arabic description of these Idumaean or Hauranite pariahs. Schultens compares a passage of the Hamsa: "We behold you ignoble, poor, laisa lakum min sâir-in-nâsi nasirun, i.e., without a helper among the rest of men." The interpretations of those who take למו for לו, and this again for לי (Eichh., Justi), condemn themselves. It might more readily be explained, with Stick.: without any one helping them, i.e., with their own strong hand; but the thought thus obtained is not only aimless and tame, but also halting and even untrue (vid., Job 19:13).

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Job 9:31 Yet shall you plunge me in the ditch, and my own clothes shall abhor me.

Psalm 69:1,2 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in to my soul...

Jeremiah 38:6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison...


Job 2:8 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself with; and he sat down among the ashes.

Job 42:6 Why I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Genesis 18:27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken on me to speak to the LORD, which am but dust and ashes:

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Genesis 18:27
Abraham answered and said, "Behold, I have undertaken to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes.

Psalm 69:2
I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me.

Psalm 69:14
Deliver me from sinking in the mire; let me be delivered from my enemies and from the deep waters.

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