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Job 30:20

    Job 30:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I cry to you, and you do not hear me: I stand up, and you regard me not.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I cry unto thee, and thou dost not answer me: I stand up, and thou gazest at me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You give no answer to my cry, and take no note of my prayer.

    Webster's Revision

    I cry unto thee, and thou dost not answer me: I stand up, and thou gazest at me.

    World English Bible

    I cry to you, and you do not answer me. I stand up, and you gaze at me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I cry unto thee, and thou dost not answer me: I stand up, and thou lookest at me.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 30:20

    I cry unto thee - I am persecuted by man, afflicted with sore disease, and apparently forsaken of God.

    I stand up - Or, as some translate, "I persevere, and thou lookest upon me." Thou seest my desolate, afflicted state; but thine eye doth not affect thy heart. Thou leavest me unsupported to struggle with my adversities.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 30:20

    I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me - This was a complaint which Job often made, that he could not get the ear of God; that his prayer was not regarded, and that he could not get his cause before him; compare Job 13:3, Job 13:19 ff, and Job 27:9.

    I stand up - Standing was a common posture of prayer among the ancients; see Hebrews 11:21; 1 Kings 8:14, 1 Kings 8:55; Nehemiah 9:2. The meaning is, that when Job stood up to pray, God did not regard his prayer.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 30:20

    30:20 I stand - I pray importunately and continually.
    Book: Job