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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Job 29:7 - 25
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The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of Job
   Chapter 29
29:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"When I went to the gate of the city and took my seat in the public square,
 
29:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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the young men saw me and stepped aside and the old men rose to their feet;
 
29:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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the chief men refrained from speaking and covered their mouths with their hands;
 
29:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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the voices of the nobles were hushed, and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths.
 
29:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Whoever heard me spoke well of me, and those who saw me commended me,
 
29:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist him.
 
29:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The man who was dying blessed me; I made the widow's heart sing.
 
29:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I put on righteousness as my clothing; justice was my robe and my turban.
 
29:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I was eyes to the blind and feet to the lame.
 
29:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I was a father to the needy; I took up the case of the stranger.
 
29:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I broke the fangs of the wicked and snatched the victims from their teeth.
 
29:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"I thought, 'I will die in my own house, my days as numerous as the grains of sand.
 
29:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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My roots will reach to the water, and the dew will lie all night on my branches.
 
29:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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My glory will remain fresh in me, the bow ever new in my hand.'
 
29:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Men listened to me expectantly, waiting in silence for my counsel.
 
29:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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After I had spoken, they spoke no more; my words fell gently on their ears.
 
29:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They waited for me as for showers and drank in my words as the spring rain.
 
29:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it; the light of my face was precious to them. F60
 
29:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I chose the way for them and sat as their chief; I dwelt as a king among his troops; I was like one who comforts mourners.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F60 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.

 
 

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