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

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

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

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I cry unto thee - I am persecuted by man, afflicted with sore disease, and apparently forsaken of God.

I stand up - Or, as some translate, "I persevere, and thou lookest upon me." Thou seest my desolate, afflicted state; but thine eye doth not affect thy heart. Thou leavest me unsupported to struggle with my adversities.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 comes on him?

Psalm 22:2 O my God, I cry in the day time, but you hear not; and in the night season, and am not silent.

Psalm 80:4,5 O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry against the prayer of your people...

Lamentations 3:8,44 Also when I cry and shout, he shuts out my prayer...

Matthew 15:23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and sought him, saying, Send her away; for she cries after us.

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 19:7
"Though I cry, 'Violence!' I get no response; though I call for help, there is no justice.

Job 31:35
("Oh, that I had someone to hear me! I sign now my defense--let the Almighty answer me; let my accuser put his indictment in writing.

Lamentations 3:8
Even when I call out or cry for help, he shuts out my prayer.

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