30 My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.
30 My skin grows black and peels; my body burns with fever.
30 My skin turns black and falls from me, and my bones burn with heat.
30 I'm black and blue all over, burning up with fever.
30 My skin grows black and falls from me; My bones burn with fever.
30 My skin has turned dark, and my bones burn with fever.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 30:30
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.