In the previous chapter, Job reminisces about his life before God let Satan afflict him.
Job had the respect of everyone….
1 “But now they mock me,
men younger than I,
whose fathers I would have disdained
to put with my sheep dogs.
I’m thinking that’s just a metaphor, but people that are considered the lowest people….now look down upon him.
9 “And now those young men mock me in song;
I have become a byword among them.
10 They detest me and keep their distance;
they do not hesitate to spit in my face.
And all of this, he attributes to God.
20 “I cry out to you, God, but you do not answer;
I stand up, but you merely look at me.
21 You turn on me ruthlessly;
with the might of your hand you attack me.
22 You snatch me up and drive me before the wind;
you toss me about in the storm.
But he does not curse God.