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“And now I have become [the subject of] their taunting;
Yes, I am a [a]byword and a laughingstock to them.
“They hate me, they stand aloof from me,
And do not refrain from spitting in my face.
“For God has loosed His bowstring [attacking me] and [He has] afflicted and humbled me;
They have cast off the bridle [of restraint] before me.

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  1. Job 30:9 I.e. the object of cruel jokes.

“And now those young men mock me(A) in song;(B)
    I have become a byword(C) among them.
10 They detest me(D) and keep their distance;
    they do not hesitate to spit in my face.(E)
11 Now that God has unstrung my bow(F) and afflicted me,(G)
    they throw off restraint(H) in my presence.

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