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They are gaunt from want and famine,
Fleeing late to the wilderness, desolate and waste,
Who pluck [a]mallow by the bushes,
And broom tree roots for their food.
They were driven out from among men,
They shouted at them as at a thief.
They had to live in the clefts of the [b]valleys,
In [c]caves of the earth and the rocks.
Among the bushes they brayed,
Under the nettles they nestled.

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Footnotes

  1. Job 30:4 A plant of the salty marshes
  2. Job 30:6 wadis
  3. Job 30:6 Lit. holes

32 And (A)they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. They shall make you eat grass like oxen; and seven [a]times shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses.”

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 4:32 Possibly years

33 That very hour the word was fulfilled concerning Nebuchadnezzar; he was driven from men and ate grass like oxen; his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair had grown like eagles’ feathers and his nails like birds’ claws.

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