8 A base and nameless brood, they were driven out of the land.

Other Translations of Job 30:8

King James Version

8 They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth.

English Standard Version

8 A senseless, a nameless brood, they have been whipped out of the land.

The Message

8 A gang of beggars and no-names, thrown out on their ears.

New King James Version

8 They were sons of fools, Yes, sons of vile men; They were scourged from the land.

New Living Translation

8 They are nameless fools, outcasts from society.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 30:8

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.