Job 30:15
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New International Version
Terrors overwhelm me; my dignity is driven away as by the wind, my safety vanishes like a cloud.

King James Bible
Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind: and my welfare passeth away as a cloud.

Darby Bible Translation
Terrors are turned against me; they pursue mine honour as the wind; and my welfare is passed away like a cloud.

World English Bible
Terrors have turned on me. They chase my honor as the wind. My welfare has passed away as a cloud.

Young's Literal Translation
He hath turned against me terrors, It pursueth as the wind mine abundance, And as a thick cloud, Hath my safety passed away.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Terrors are turned upon me - Defence is no longer useful; they have beat down my walls.

They pursue my soul as the wind - I seek safety in flight, my strong holds being no longer tenable; but they pursue me so swiftly, that it is impossible for me to escape. They follow me like a whirlwind; and as fast as that drives away the clouds before it, so is my prosperity destroyed. The word נדבתי nedibathi, which we translate my soul, signifies properly my nobility, my excellence: they endeavor to destroy both my reputation and my property.

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Job 6:4 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinks up my spirit...

Job 7:14 Then you scare me with dreams, and terrify me through visions:

Job 9:27,28 If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself...

Job 10:16 For it increases. You hunt me as a fierce lion: and again you show yourself marvelous on me.

Psalm 88:15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer your terrors I am distracted.

soul. Heb. principal one. as a cloud

Isaiah 44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, your transgressions, and, as a cloud, your sins: return to me; for I have redeemed you.

Hosea 6:4 O Ephraim, what shall I do to you? O Judah, what shall I do to you? for your goodness is as a morning cloud...

Hosea 13:3 Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud and as the early dew that passes away...

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 3:25
What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me.

Job 6:4
The arrows of the Almighty are in me, my spirit drinks in their poison; God's terrors are marshaled against me.

Job 7:9
As a cloud vanishes and is gone, so one who goes down to the grave does not return.

Job 30:14
They advance as through a gaping breach; amid the ruins they come rolling in.

Job 31:23
For I dreaded destruction from God, and for fear of his splendor I could not do such things.

Psalm 55:3
because of what my enemy is saying, because of the threats of the wicked; for they bring down suffering on me and assail me in their anger.

Hosea 13:3
Therefore they will be like the morning mist, like the early dew that disappears, like chaff swirling from a threshing floor, like smoke escaping through a window.

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