9 And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.

Other Translations of Job 30:9

New International Version

9 "And now those young men mock me in song; I have become a byword among them.

English Standard Version

9 "And now I have become their song; I am a byword to them.

The Message

9 "But now I'm the one they're after, mistreating me, taunting and mocking.

New King James Version

9 "And now I am their taunting song; Yes, I am their byword.

New Living Translation

9 "And now they mock me with vulgar songs! They taunt me!

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 30:9

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.