Did you know that street urchins taunted Job, spat in his face, and ran away?
Job 30:10 says this, yet many people miss it.
My next publication demonstrates the need for simple explanations of the Bible. Does this make Job 30 any clearer to you?
Job now contrasts the past with the present v1. Even young people deride him, whose fathers he would have disdained to employ v1 because they were unprofitable and beyond completing any useful task v2. They did not look after themselves v3 and scavenged for food v4, so that people drove them away from society as thieves v5 to dwell in caves v6 and wild places v7. They had foolish and base men as their fathers v8 and now Job is their song and their byword v9, spitting in his face and running away v10. Because God has troubled him, they now add to his troubles and kick him when he is down v11. They jostle him and knock him over v12. They get in his way v13. They ambush and jump on him v14, giving him a fright without any regard to his welfare v15, relentlessly pursuing him without relief v16. He feels drained and helpless before them v16. He feels his bones sore at night and his muscles ache v17.
The lessons from the book of Job are very many and often overlooked because people cannot follow the argument very clearly. I plan to clarify this in my next publication.
14 Dec 2018: after ten years’ gestation it is beginning to come to the birth.