Job 30:28
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New International Version
I go about blackened, but not by the sun; I stand up in the assembly and cry for help.

King James Bible
I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in the congregation.

Darby Bible Translation
I go about blackened, but not by the sun; I stand up, I cry in the congregation.

World English Bible
I go mourning without the sun. I stand up in the assembly, and cry for help.

Young's Literal Translation
Mourning I have gone without the sun, I have risen, in an assembly I cry.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I went mourning without the sun - חמה chammah, which we here translate the sun, comes from a root of the same letters, which signifies to hide, protect, etc., and may be translated, I went mourning without a protector or guardian; or, the word may be derived from חם cham, to be hot, and here it may signify fury, rage, anger; and thus it was understood by the Vulgate: Maerens incedebam, sine furore, I went mourning without anger; or, as Calmet translates, Je marchois tout triste, mais sans me laisser aller a l'emportement; "I walked in deep sadness, but did not give way to an angry spirit." The Syriac and Arabic understood it in the same way.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 38:6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

Psalm 42:9 I will say to God my rock, Why have you forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Psalm 43:2 For you are the God of my strength: why do you cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Isaiah 53:3,4 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him...

Lamentations 3:1-3 I AM the man that has seen affliction by the rod of his wrath...

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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 30:31
My lyre is tuned to mourning, and my pipe to the sound of wailing.

Psalm 38:6
I am bowed down and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning.

Psalm 42:9
I say to God my Rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?"

Psalm 43:2
You are God my stronghold. Why have you rejected me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?

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