2 Yea, whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom old age was perished?

Other Translations of Job 30:2

New International Version

2 Of what use was the strength of their hands to me, since their vigor had gone from them?

English Standard Version

2 What could I gain from the strength of their hands, men whose vigor is gone?

The Message

2 Why, I considered their fathers mere inexperienced pups. But they are worse than dogs - good for nothing, stray, mangy animals,

New King James Version

2 Indeed, what profit is the strength of their hands to me? Their vigor has perished.

New Living Translation

2 A lot of good they are to me- those worn-out wretches!

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 30:2

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.