19 He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.

Other Translations of Job 30:19

New International Version

19 He throws me into the mud, and I am reduced to dust and ashes.

English Standard Version

19 GodHebrew He has cast me into the mire, and I have become like dust and ashes.

The Message

19 Thrown facedown in the muck, I'm a muddy mess, inside and out. What Did I Do to Deserve This?

New King James Version

19 He has cast me into the mire, And I have become like dust and ashes.

New Living Translation

19 He has thrown me into the mud. I'm nothing more than dust and ashes.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 30:19

Commentary on Job 30:15-31

(Read Job 30:15-31)

Job complains a great deal. Harbouring hard thoughts of God was the sin which did, at this time, most easily beset Job. When inward temptations join with outward calamities, the soul is hurried as in a tempest, and is filled with confusion. But woe be to those who really have God for an enemy! Compared with the awful state of ungodly men, what are all outward, or even inward temporal afflictions? There is something with which Job comforts himself, yet it is but a little. He foresees that death will be the end of all his troubles. God's wrath might bring him to death; but his soul would be safe and happy in the world of spirits. If none pity us, yet our God, who corrects, pities us, even as a father pitieth his own children. And let us look more to the things of eternity: then the believer will cease from mourning, and joyfully praise redeeming love.