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Geneva Study Bible

Job 29

 

 

Verse 3
When 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.


Verse 4
As 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.

Verse 6
When 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.

Verse 8
The 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.

Verse 9
The princes refrained talking, and laid [their] hand on their f mouth.

(f) Acknowledging my wisdom.

Verse 11
When 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.

Verse 12
Because 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.

Verse 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.

Verse 14
I 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.

Verse 18
Then 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.

Verse 19
My root [was] n spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch.

(n) My happiness increases.

Verse 22
After my words they spake not again; and my speech o dropped upon them.

(o) That is, was pleasant to them.

Verse 23
And 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.

Verse 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.


Verse 25
I 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.

 


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Bibliography Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Job 29:4". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/job-29.html. 1599-1645.

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