13 They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no helper.
13 They break up my road; they succeed in destroying me. 'No one can help him,' they say.
13 They break up my path; they promote my calamity; they need no one to help them.
13 They throw every kind of obstacle in my path, determined to ruin me - and no one lifts a finger to help me!
13 They break up my path, They promote my calamity; They have no helper.
13 They block my road and do everything they can to destroy me. They know I have no one to help me.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 30:13
Commentary on Job 30:1-14
(Read Job 30:1-14)
Job contrasts his present condition with his former honour and authority. What little cause have men to be ambitious or proud of that which may be so easily lost, and what little confidence is to be put in it! We should not be cast down if we are despised, reviled, and hated by wicked men. We should look to Jesus, who endured the contradiction of sinners.