31 My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.

Other Translations of Job 30:31

New International Version

31 My lyre is tuned to mourning, and my pipe to the sound of wailing.

English Standard Version

31 My lyre is turned to mourning, and my pipe to the voice of those who weep.

The Message

31 My fiddle plays nothing but the blues; my mouth harp wails laments.

New King James Version

31 My harp is turned to mourning, And my flute to the voice of those who weep.

New Living Translation

31 My harp plays sad music, and my flute accompanies those who weep.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 30:31

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.