30:1 icapsut nowe they that are yonger then I, haue mee in derision, whose fathers I would haue disdained to haue set with the dogs of my flocke. Margin Note
30:2 Yea whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom olde age was perished?  
30:3 For want and famine they were solitarie: flying into the wildernesse in former time desolate and waste: Margin Note
30:4 Who cut vp mallowes by the bushes, and Iuniper rootes for their meate.  
30:5 They were driuen foorth from among men, (they cried after them, as after a thiefe.)  
30:6 To dwell in the clifts of the valleys, in caues of the earth, and in the rockes. Margin Note
30:7 Among the bushes they brayed: vnder the nettles they were gathered together.  
30:8 They were children of fooles, yea children of base men: they were viler then the earth. Margin Note
30:9 And now am I their song, yea I am their by-word.  
30:10 They abhorre me, they flee farre from me, and spare not to spit in my face. Margin Note
30:11 Because hee hath loosed my cord and afflicted me, they haue also let loose the bridle before me.  
30:12 Upon my right hand rise the youth, they push away my feete, and they raise vp against mee the wayes of their destruction.  
30:13 They marre my path, they set forward my calamitie, they haue no helper.  
30:14 They came vpon me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the desolation they rolled themselues vpon me.  
30:15 Terrours are turned vpon mee: they pursue my soule as the wind: and my welfare passeth away as a cloude. Margin Note
30:16 And now my soule is powred out vpon me: the dayes of affliction haue taken hold vpon me.  
30:17 My bones are pierced in mee in the night season: and my sinewes take no rest.  
30:18 By the great force of my disease, is my garment changed: it bindeth mee about as the collar of my coat.  
30:19 He hath cast mee into the myre, and I am become like dust and ashes.  
30:20 I crie vnto thee, and thou doest not heare me: I stand vp, and thou regardest me not.  
30:21 Thou art become cruell to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thy selfe against me. Margin Note
30:22 Thou liftest me vp to the wind: thou causest me to ride vpon it, and dissoluest my substance. Margin Note
30:23 For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all liuing.  
30:24 Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the graue, though they cry in his destruction. Margin Note
30:25 Did not I weepe for him that was in trouble? was not my soule grieued for the poore? Margin Note
30:26 When I looked for good, then euill came vnto mee: and when I waited for light, there came darkenes.  
30:27 My bowels boyled and rested not: the dayes of affliction preuented mee.  
30:28 I went mourning without the Sunne: I stood vp, and I cried in the Congregation.  
30:29 I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owles. Margin Note
30:30 My skinne is blacke vpon mee, and my bones are burnt with heat.  
30:31 My harpe also is turned to mourning, and my organe into the voyce of them that weepe.