Job 30:5
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New International Version
They were banished from human society, shouted at as if they were thieves.

King James Bible
They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;)

Darby Bible Translation
They are driven forth from among [men] -- they cry after them as after a thief --

World English Bible
They are driven out from the midst of men. They cry after them as after a thief;

Young's Literal Translation
From the midst they are cast out, (They shout against them as a thief),

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They were driven forth - They were persons whom no one would employ; they were driven away from the city; and if any of them appeared, the hue and cry was immediately raised up against them. The last clause Mr. Good translates, "They slunk away from them like a thief," instead of "They cried after them," etc.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Genesis 4:12-14 When you till the ground, it shall not from now on yield to you her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shall you be in the earth...

Psalm 109:10 Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

Daniel 4:25,32,33 That they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make you to eat grass as oxen...

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 30:4
In the brush they gathered salt herbs, and their food was the root of the broom bush.

Job 30:6
They were forced to live in the dry stream beds, among the rocks and in holes in the ground.

Psalm 109:10
May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes.

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