Today’s passage is Job 30:1-15. Let’s go!
On verses 1-15: Job has gone from being someone whom others held in high esteem (see Job 29) to one whom others mock. When Job looks at the people mocking him, he notices that they are men much younger than him, whose fathers were deadbeats whom he would never have associated with (v1-8), “a base and nameless brood” (v8). The ones mocking Job mock him in song (v9) and spit in his face (v10) without any kind of restraint (v11). Job describes his mockers in military terms, how they are like an army that besieges him (v12), leaving him without any road to exit or escape (“break up my road” – v13). They advance against Job like an army attacking a city, the walls of which are already torn down with gaping holes (v14). As a result, Job lives in terror, feeling unsafe and humiliated (v15).