21 Thou art become [1] cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.

Other Translations of Job 30:21

New International Version

21 You turn on me ruthlessly; with the might of your hand you attack me.

English Standard Version

21 You have turned cruel to me; with the might of your hand you persecute me.

The Message

21 You've turned into my tormenter - you slap me around, knock me about.

New King James Version

21 But You have become cruel to me; With the strength of Your hand You oppose me.

New Living Translation

21 You have become cruel toward me. You use your power to persecute me.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 30:21

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.