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

King James Bible
To dwell in the clifts of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks.

Darby Bible Translation
To dwell in gloomy gorges, in caves of the earth and the rocks:

World English Bible
So that they dwell in frightful valleys, and in holes of the earth and of the rocks.

Young's Literal Translation
In a frightful place of valleys to dwell, Holes of earth and clefts.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys - They were obliged to take shelter in the most dangerous, out-of-the-way, and unfrequented places. This is the meaning.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Judges 6:2 And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel...

1 Samuel 22:1,2 David therefore departed there, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brothers and all his father's house heard it...

Isaiah 2:19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty...

Revelation 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every slave...

caves. Heb. holes

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

Job 30:7
They brayed among the bushes and huddled in the undergrowth.

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