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Job 30:8-10 International Standard Version (ISV)

Sons of fools and of uncertain reputation,[a]
    they have been driven from the land by scourging.”

Job Presents the Actions of the Mockers

“Now, I’ve become the object of their mocking melodies;[b]
    I’m nothing but a fool’s proverb to them!
10 They abhor me—they keep their distance from me;
    but they don’t refrain from spitting at the sight of me.


  1. Job 30:8 Or and without a name
  2. Job 30:9 Lit. their neginnoth; i.e. derogatory songs composed to mock Job
International Standard Version (ISV)

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Job 30:8-10 New International Version (NIV)

A base and nameless brood,
    they were driven out of the land.

“And now those young men mock me in song;
    I have become a byword among them.
10 They detest me and keep their distance;
    they do not hesitate to spit in my face.

New International Version (NIV)

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