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Job 30:5

    Job 30:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;)

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;)

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They are driven forth from the midst of men ; They cry after them as after a thief;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They are sent out from among their townsmen, men are crying after them as thieves

    Webster's Revision

    They are driven forth from the midst of men ; They cry after them as after a thief;

    World English Bible

    They are driven out from the midst of men. They cry after them as after a thief;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They are driven forth from the midst of men; they cry after them as after a thief.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 30:5

    They were driven forth - They were persons whom no one would employ; they were driven away from the city; and if any of them appeared, the hue and cry was immediately raised up against them. The last clause Mr. Good translates, "They slunk away from them like a thief," instead of "They cried after them," etc.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 30:5

    They were driven forth from among men - As vagabonds and outcasts. They were regarded as unfit to live among the civilized and the orderly, and were expelled as nuisances.

    (They cried after them as after a thief.) - The inhabitants of the place where they lived drove them out with a loud outcry, as if they were thieves and robbers. A class of persons are here described who were mere vagrants and plunderers, and who were not allowed to dwell in civilized society, and it was one of the highest aggravations of the calamities of Job, that he was now treated with derision by such outcasts.
    Book: Job