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Job 30:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Thou art turned to be cruel to me; With the might of thy hand thou persecutest me.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “You have become cruel to me; With the might of Your hand You persecute me.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thou hast become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Thou art changed to a cruel one to me; with the strength of thy hand thou pursuest me.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Thou art turned to become a cruel one unto me, With the might of thy hand, thou assailest me;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Thou art turned to be fierce to me, With the strength of Thy hand, Thou oppressest me.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thou art changed to be cruel toward me, and in the hardness of thy hand thou art against me.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thou art become cruell to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thy selfe against me.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— They attacked me also without mercy: thou hast scourged me with a strong hand.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Thou art become 2015
{2015} Prime
A primitive root; to turn about or over; by implication to change, overturn, return, pervert.
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
cruel 393
{0393} Prime
From an unused root (apparently meaning to act harshly); violent; by implication deadly; also (in a good sense) brave.
to me: with thy strong 6108
{6108} Prime
From H6105; power; hence body.
hand 3027
{3027} Prime
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
thou opposest y7852
[7852] Standard
A primitive root; properly to lurk for, that is, persecute.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
thyself against x7852
(7852) Complement
A primitive root; properly to lurk for, that is, persecute.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Job 30:16-23.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 30:15-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 30:21

Turned — As if thou hadst changed thy very nature, which is kind, and merciful, and gracious.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 30:21

Thou art become (o) cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.

(o) He does not speak this way to accuse God, but to declare the vehemency of his affliction, by which he was carried beside himself.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
become cruel:
Heb. turned to be cruel,
Job 7:20-21 I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself? ... And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I [shall] not [be].
Job 10:14-17 If I sin, then thou markest me, and thou wilt not acquit me from mine iniquity. ... Thou renewest thy witnesses against me, and increasest thine indignation upon me; changes and war [are] against me.
Job 13:25-28 Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble? ... And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is moth eaten.
Job 16:9-14 He teareth [me] in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me. ... He breaketh me with breach upon breach, he runneth upon me like a giant.
Job 19:6-9 Know now that God hath overthrown me, and hath compassed me with his net. ... He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown [from] my head.
Psalms 77:7-9 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more? ... Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.
Jeremiah 30:14 All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of thine iniquity; [because] thy sins were increased.

thy strong hand:
Heb. the strength of thy hand,
Job 6:9 Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!
Job 23:6 Will he plead against me with [his] great power? No; but he would put [strength] in me.
Psalms 89:13 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, [and] high is thy right hand.
1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
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