Job 30:3

“For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For want and famine they were solitarie: flying into the wildernesse in former time desolate and waste:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"From want and famine they are gaunt Who gnaw the dry ground by night in waste and desolation,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They are gaunt with want and famine; They gnaw the dry ground, in the gloom of wasteness and desolation.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They are wasted for need of food, biting the dry earth; their only hope of life is in the waste land.
- Basic English Bible

Withered up through want and hunger, they flee into waste places long since desolate and desert:
- Darby Bible

For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.
- Webster's Bible

They are gaunt from lack and famine. They gnaw the dry ground, in the gloom of waste and desolation.
- World English Bible

With want and with famine gloomy, Those fleeing to a dry place, Formerly a desolation and waste,
- Youngs Literal Bible

They are gaunt with want and famine; they gnaw the dry ground, in the gloom of wasteness and desolation.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 30:3


30:3 Solitary - Although want commonly drives persons to places of resort for relief, yet they were so conscious of their own guilt, that they shunned company, and for fear or shame fled into, and lived in desolate places.


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