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1 And now I am the laughing-stock of people who are younger than I am and whose parents I would have disdained to put with the dogs guarding my flock.
Job 12:4  2Kgs 2:23  Acts 17:5  Isa 3:5  Job 19:13-19  Job 29:8-10  Luke 23:14 

2 And what use to me was the strength of their hands? - enfeebled as they were,

3 worn out by want and hunger, for they used to gnaw the roots of the thirsty ground -- that place of gloom, ruin and desolation-
Job 24:5  Heb 11:38  Job 24:13-16 

4 they used to pick saltwort among the scrub, making their meals off roots of broom.
2Kgs 4:38-39  Amos 7:14  Luke 15:16 

5 Outlawed from human company, which raised hue and cry against them, as against thieves,
Dan 4:25  Dan 4:32-33  Gen 4:12-14  Ps 109:10 

6 they made their homes in the sides of ravines, in holes in the earth or in clefts of rock.
1Sam 22:1-2  Judg 6:2  Isa 2:19  Rev 6:15 

7 You could hear them braying from the bushes as they huddled together in the thistles.
Job 6:5  Gen 16:12  Job 11:12 

8 Children of scoundrels, worse, nameless people, the very outcasts of society!
2Chr 22:3  2Kgs 8:18  2Kgs 8:27  Isa 32:6  Jer 7:18  Job 40:4  Mark 6:24 

9 And these are the ones who now make up songs about me and use me as a byword!
Job 17:6  Lam 3:63  Lam 3:14  Ps 69:11-12  Job 12:4  Ps 35:15-16  Ps 44:14 

10 Filled with disgust, they keep their distance, on seeing me, they spit without restraint.
Isa 50:6  Matt 26:67  Num 12:14  Ps 88:8  Deut 25:9  Matt 27:30  Job 17:6 

11 And since God has loosened my bow-string and afflicted me, they too throw off the bridle in my presence.
2Sam 16:5-8  Jas 1:26  Job 12:18  Job 12:21  Matt 26:67-68  Matt 27:39-44  Ps 32:9 

12 Their brats surge forward on my right, to see when I am having a little peace, and advance on me with threatening strides.
Job 19:12  Isa 3:5  Job 19:18  Ps 140:4-5 

13 They cut off all means of escape seizing the chance to destroy me, and no one stops them.
Isa 3:12  Ps 69:26  Zech 1:15 

14 They move in, as if through a wide breach, and I go tumbling beneath the rubble.
Isa 8:7-8  Job 22:16  Ps 18:4  Ps 69:14-15 

15 Terror rounds on me, my confidence is dispersed as though by the wind, my hope of safety vanishes like a cloud.
Hos 13:3  Isa 44:22  Job 6:4  Hos 6:4  Job 3:25  Job 7:9  Job 7:14 

16 And now the life in me trickles away, days of grief have gripped me.
Ps 22:14  Ps 42:4  Isa 53:12  1Sam 1:15  Job 3:24  Ps 40:12 

17 At night-time sickness saps my bones I am gnawed by wounds that never sleep.
Isa 38:13  Job 33:19-21  Job 7:4  Ps 6:2-6  Ps 22:2  Ps 38:2-8 

18 Violently, he has caught me by my clothes, has gripped me by the collar of my coat.
Job 2:7  Isa 1:5-6  Job 7:5  Job 19:20  Ps 38:5 

19 He has thrown me into the mud; I am no more than dust and ashes.
Gen 18:27  Job 9:31  Job 42:6  Jer 38:6  Ps 69:1-2  Ps 69:14  Job 2:8 

20 I cry to you, and you give me no answer; I stand before you, but you take no notice.
Job 19:7  Job 27:9  Lam 3:8  Lam 3:44  Matt 15:23  Ps 22:2  Ps 80:4-5 

21 You have grown cruel to me, and your strong hand torments me unmercifully.
Job 10:14-17  Job 16:9-14  1Pet 5:6  Jer 30:14  Job 6:9  Job 7:20-21  Job 10:3 

22 You carry me away astride the wind and blow me to pieces in a tempest.
Job 27:21  Ezek 5:2  Hos 4:19  Hos 13:3  Isa 17:13  Jer 4:11-12  Job 9:17 

23 Yes, I know that you are taking me towards death, to the common meeting-place of all the living.
Eccl 12:5-7  Gen 3:19  2Sam 14:14  Eccl 8:8  Eccl 9:5  Heb 9:27  Job 3:19 

24 Yet have I ever laid a hand on the poor when they cried out for justice in calamity?
Job 19:7  Judg 5:31  Matt 27:39-44  Ps 35:25 

25 Have I not wept for those whose life is hard, felt pity for the penniless?
Ps 35:13-14  Rom 12:15  Jer 13:17  2Cor 9:9  Dan 4:27  Isa 58:7-8  Jer 18:20 

26 I hoped for happiness, but sorrow came; I looked for light, but there was darkness.
Jer 8:15  Jer 14:19  Job 3:25-26  Isa 50:10  Jer 15:18  Job 18:6  Job 18:18 

27 My stomach seethes, is never still, days of suffering have struck me.
Lam 2:11  Jer 4:19  Jer 31:20  Lam 1:20  Ps 22:4 

28 Sombre I go, yet no one comforts me, and if I rise in the council, I rise to weep.
Ps 42:9  Ps 43:2  Ps 38:6  Isa 53:3-4  Job 19:7  Lam 3:1-3 

29 I have become brother to the jackal and companion to the ostrich.
Mic 1:8  Ps 102:6  Isa 13:21-22  Isa 38:14  Job 17:14  Mal 1:3  Ps 44:19 

30 My skin has turned black on me, my bones are burnt with fever.
Ps 102:3  Lam 4:8  Lam 5:10  Ps 119:83  Lam 3:4 

31 My harp is tuned to dirges, my pipe to the voice of mourners.
Lam 5:15  Isa 21:4  Dan 6:18  Eccl 3:4  Isa 22:12  Isa 24:7-9  Ps 137:1-4