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Job 30:26

    Job 30:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When I looked for good, then evil came to me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    When I looked for good, then evil came; And when I waited for light, there came darkness.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For I was looking for good, and evil came; I was waiting for light, and it became dark.

    Webster's Revision

    When I looked for good, then evil came; And when I waited for light, there came darkness.

    World English Bible

    When I looked for good, then evil came; When I waited for light, there came darkness.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    When I looked for good, then evil came; and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 30:26

    When I looked for good - When I supposed that respect would be shown me; or when I looked forward to an honored old age. I expected to be made happy and prosperous through life, as the result of my uprightness and benevolence; but, instead of that, calamity came and swept all my comforts away. He experienced the instability which most people are called to experience, and the divine dealings with him showed that no reliance could be placed on confident plans of happiness in this life.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 30:26

    30:26 Upon me - Yet trouble came upon myself, when I expected it not.
    Book: Job