Job 30:20
New International Version
"I cry out to you, God, but you do not answer; I stand up, but you merely look at me.

New Living Translation
“I cry to you, O God, but you don’t answer. I stand before you, but you don’t even look.

English Standard Version
I cry to you for help and you do not answer me; I stand, and you only look at me.

Berean Study Bible
I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer; when I stand up, You merely look at me.

New American Standard Bible
"I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer me; I stand up, and You turn Your attention against me.

New King James Version
“I cry out to You, but You do not answer me; I stand up, and You regard me.

King James Bible
I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.

Christian Standard Bible
I cry out to you for help, but you do not answer me; when I stand up, you merely look at me.

Contemporary English Version
I beg God for help, but there is no answer; and when I stand up, he simply stares.

Good News Translation
I call to you, O God, but you never answer; and when I pray, you pay no attention.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer me; when I stand up, You merely look at me.

International Standard Version
I cry for help to you, but you won't answer me; I stand still, but you only look at me.

NET Bible
I cry out to you, but you do not answer me; I stand up, and you only look at me.

New Heart English Bible
I cry to you, and you do not answer me. I stand up, and you gaze at me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I call to you for help, but you don't answer me. I stand up, but you just look at me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I cry unto Thee, and Thou dost not answer me; I stand up, and Thou lookest at me.

New American Standard 1977
“I cry out to Thee for help, but Thou dost not answer me; I stand up, and Thou dost turn Thy attention against me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me; I present myself, and thou regardest me not.

King James 2000 Bible
I cry unto you, and you do not hear me: I stand up, and you regard me not.

American King James Version
I cry to you, and you do not hear me: I stand up, and you regard me not.

American Standard Version
I cry unto thee, and thou dost not answer me: I stand up, and thou gazest at me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I have cried to thee, but thou hearest me not: but they stood still, and observed me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I cry to thee, and thou hearest me not: I stand up, and thou dost not regard me.

Darby Bible Translation
I cry unto thee, and thou answerest me not; I stand up, and thou lookest at me.

English Revised Version
I cry unto thee, and thou dost not answer me: I stand up, and thou lookest at me.

Webster's Bible Translation
I cry to thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.

World English Bible
I cry to you, and you do not answer me. I stand up, and you gaze at me.

Young's Literal Translation
I cry unto Thee, And Thou dost not answer me, I have stood, and Thou dost consider me.
Study Bible
Job's Prosperity Becomes Calamity
19He throws me into the mud, and I have become like dust and ashes. 20I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer; when I stand up, You merely look at me. 21You have ruthlessly turned on me; You oppose me with Your strong hand.…
Cross References
Job 19:7
Though I cry out, 'Violence!' I get no response; though I call for help, there is no justice.

Job 31:35
Oh, that I had one to hear me! Here is my signature--let the Almighty answer me; let my accuser compose His indictment.

Lamentations 3:8
Even when I cry out and plead for help, He shuts out my prayer.

Treasury of Scripture

I cry to you, and you do not hear me: I stand up, and you regard me not.

I cry

Job 19:7
Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.

Job 27:9
Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?

Psalm 22:2
O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.







Lexicon
I cry out to You
אֵ֭לֶיךָ (’ê·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

for help,
אֲשַׁוַּ֣ע (’ă·šaw·wa‘)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7768: To be free, to halloo

but You do not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

answer;
תַעֲנֵ֑נִי (ṯa·‘ă·nê·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond

when I stand up,
עָ֝מַ֗דְתִּי (‘ā·maḏ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

You merely look at me.
וַתִּתְבֹּ֥נֶן (wat·tiṯ·bō·nen)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand
(20) Thou regardest me not.--The Authorised Version understands that the negative of the first clause must be supplied in the second, as is the case in Psalm 9:18 : "The needy shall not always be forgotten; the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever." Others understand it, "I stand up (i.e., to pray) in the attitude of prayer, and Thou lookest at me," i.e., and doest no more with mute indifference.

Verse 20. - I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me. It is the worst of all calamities to be God-forsaken, as Job believed himself to be, because he had no immediate answer to his prayers. The bitterest cry upon the cross was "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" But no good man is ever really God-forsaken, and no rightful and earnest prayers are ever really unheard. Job "had need of patience" (Hebrews 10:36), patient as he was (James 5:11). He should have trusted God more, and complained less. I stand up, and thou regardest me not; rather, I stand up, as the manner of the Jews usually was in prayer (Luke 18:11), and thou lookest at me (see the Revised Version). Job's complaint is that, when he stands up and stretches out his hands to God in prayer, God simply looks on, does nothing, gives him no help. 30:15-31 Job complains a great deal. Harbouring hard thoughts of God was the sin which did, at this time, most easily beset Job. When inward temptations join with outward calamities, the soul is hurried as in a tempest, and is filled with confusion. But woe be to those who really have God for an enemy! Compared with the awful state of ungodly men, what are all outward, or even inward temporal afflictions? There is something with which Job comforts himself, yet it is but a little. He foresees that death will be the end of all his troubles. God's wrath might bring him to death; but his soul would be safe and happy in the world of spirits. If none pity us, yet our God, who corrects, pities us, even as a father pitieth his own children. And let us look more to the things of eternity: then the believer will cease from mourning, and joyfully praise redeeming love.
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