24 Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave,  though they cry in his destruction.
24 "Surely no one lays a hand on a broken man when he cries for help in his distress.
24 "Yet does not one in a heap of ruins stretch out his hand, and in his disaster cry for help?
24 "What did I do to deserve this? Did I ever hit anyone who was calling for help?
24 "Surely He would not stretch out His hand against a heap of ruins, If they cry out when He destroys it.
24 "Surely no one would turn against the needy when they cry for help in their trouble.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 30:24
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.