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job 29:3When his (a) candle shined upon my head, [and when] by his light I walked [through] (b) darkness;
(a) When I felt his favour.
(b) I was free from affliction.
job 29:4As I was in the days of my youth, when the (c) secret of God [was] upon my tabernacle;
(c) That is, seemed by evident tokens to be more present with me.
job 29:6When I washed my steps (d) with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil;
(d) By these comparisons he declares the great prosperity that he was in, so that he had no opportunity to be such a sinner as they accused him.
job 29:8The young men saw me, and (e) hid themselves: and the aged arose, [and] stood up.
(e) Being ashamed of their lightness and afraid of my gravity.
job 29:9The princes refrained talking, and laid [their] hand on their (f) mouth.
(f) Acknowledging my wisdom.
job 29:11When the (g) ear heard [me], then it blessed me; and when the eye saw [me], it gave witness to me:
(g) All that heard me, praised me.
job 29:12Because I delivered the (i) poor that cried, and the fatherless, and [him that had] none to help him.
(i) Because his adversaries did so much charge him with wickedness, he is compelled to render account of his life.
job 29:13(k) The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
(k) That is, I helped him who was in distress, and so he had cause to praise me.
job 29:14I put on (l) righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment [was] as a robe and a diadem.
(l) I delighted to do justice, as others did to wear costly apparel.
job 29:18Then I said, I shall die in my (m) nest, and I shall multiply [my] days as the sand.
(m) That is, at home in my bed without all trouble and unquietness.
job 29:19My root [was] (n) spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch.
(n) My happiness increases.
job 29:22After my words they spake not again; and my speech (o) dropped upon them.
(o) That is, was pleasant to them.
job 29:23And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide (p) [as] for the latter rain.
(p) As the dry ground thirsts for the rain.
job 29:24[If] I (q) laughed on them, they believed [it] not; and the light of my countenance they (r) cast not down.
(q) That is, they thought it not to be a rest, or they did not think that I would condescend to them.
(r) They were afraid to offend me and cause me to be angry.
job 29:25I chose out (s) their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one [that] comforteth the mourners.
(s) I had them at commandment.