What is the music like? For verse 1 it is e B g f# rev,f# e, a pattern that occurs 10 times (this one in Job, and the others are Psalms 59:7,15, 99:3, 119:33,64,112,145, 120:3, 126:3). It is a gentle declining phrase after its initial jump up of a fifth.
Don't forget that the accents may be used to determine the notes. There's a brief here on the rules I use. Anyone can learn to sing this music with these tonally memorable instructions. If I had sung all those verses I might well have remembered them, but instead I queried my database to find out the ones that have that tonal sequence. No one to my knowledge has done the equivalent with the traditional accent names or cantillation.
|רוּחִ֣י חֻ֭בָּלָה יָמַ֥י נִזְעָ֗כוּ קְבָרִ֥ים לִֽי||1||My spirit is pledged. My days are extinct. It's the tombs for me.||3e||4B||14|
|אִם־לֹ֣א הֲ֭תֻלִים עִמָּדִ֑י |
וּ֝בְהַמְּרוֹתָ֗ם תָּלַ֥ן עֵינִֽי
|2||Are there not jesters against me? |
And in their provocation does my eye not stop over?
|שִֽׂימָה־נָּ֭א עָרְבֵ֣נִי עִמָּ֑ךְ |
מִֽי ה֝֗וּא לְיָדִ֥י יִתָּקֵֽעַ
|3||You lay up if you will. My insurance is with you. |
Who is he will sound a clap on my hand?
|כִּֽי־לִ֭בָּם צָפַ֣נְתָּ מִּשָּׂ֑כֶל |
עַל־כֵּ֝֗ן לֹ֣א תְרֹמֵֽם
|4||(For their heart you have treasured from insight, |
therefore you will not celebrate them.)
|לְ֭חֵלֶק יַגִּ֣יד רֵעִ֑ים |
וְעֵינֵ֖י בָנָ֣יו תִּכְלֶֽנָה
|5||g||Flattery he tells to friends, |
but the eyes of his children are consumed.
|וְֽ֭הִצִּגַנִי לִמְשֹׁ֣ל עַמִּ֑ים |
וְתֹ֖פֶת לְפָנִ֣ים אֶֽהְיֶֽה
|6||He has exhibited me as a parable of the peoples, |
and a tambourine in the presence I have become.
|וַתֵּ֣כַהּ מִכַּ֣עַשׂ עֵינִ֑י |
וִֽיצֻרַ֖י כַּצֵּ֣ל כֻּלָּֽם
|7||Weak from grief is my eye, |
and my features like a shadow, all of them.
|יָשֹׁ֣מּוּ יְשָׁרִ֣ים עַל־זֹ֑את |
וְ֝נָקִ֗י עַל־חָנֵ֥ף יִתְעֹרָֽר
|8||The upright will be desolate over this, |
and an innocent will be roused over a hypocrite.
|וְיֹאחֵ֣ז צַדִּ֣יק דַּרְכּ֑וֹ |
וּֽטֳהָר־יָ֝דַ֗יִם יֹסִ֥יף אֹֽמֶץ
|9||A righteous one will hold fast his way, |
and the clean of hands will add assurance.
|וְֽאוּלָ֗ם כֻּלָּ֣ם תָּ֭שֻׁבוּ וּבֹ֣אוּ נָ֑א |
וְלֹֽא־אֶמְצָ֖א בָכֶ֣ם חָכָֽם
|10||Nevertheless all of you will return, so come if you will, |
and I will not find among you one who is shrewd.
|יָמַ֣י עָ֭בְרוּ זִמֹּתַ֣י נִתְּק֑וּ |
|11||My days pass onward. My schemes are snapped, |
the possession of my heart.
|לַ֭יְלָה לְי֣וֹם יָשִׂ֑ימוּ |
א֝֗וֹר קָר֥וֹב מִפְּנֵי־חֹֽשֶׁךְ
|12||g||Night for day they have set up. |
Light is near in the face of darkness.
|אִם־אֲ֭קַוֶּה שְׁא֣וֹל בֵּיתִ֑י |
בַּ֝חֹ֗שֶׁךְ רִפַּ֥דְתִּי יְצוּעָֽי
|13||If I wait, Sheol is my house. |
In the darkness I spread out my bed.
|לַשַּׁ֣חַת קָ֭רָאתִי אָ֣בִי אָ֑תָּה |
אִמִּ֥י וַ֝אֲחֹתִ֗י לָֽרִמָּֽה
|14||To destruction I called, My father are you, |
my mother and my sister, to the maggot.
|וְ֭אַיֵּה אֵפ֣וֹ תִקְוָתִ֑י |
וְ֝תִקְוָתִ֗י מִ֣י יְשׁוּרֶֽנָּה
|15||g||And where indeed is my expectation? |
And my expectation, who will scrutinize it?
|בַּדֵּ֣י שְׁאֹ֣ל תֵּרַ֑דְנָה |
אִם־יַ֖חַד עַל־עָפָ֣ר נָֽחַת
|16||In solitude Sheol they descend, |
even as one to dust pinned.