Job 29:15-25 NIV

15 I was eyes1 to the blind and feet to the lame.2

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16 I was a father to the needy;3 I took up the case4 of the stranger.5

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17 I broke the fangs of the wicked and snatched the victims6 from their teeth.7

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18 "I thought, 'I will die in my own house, my days as numerous as the grains of sand.8

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19 My roots will reach to the water,9 and the dew will lie all night on my branches.10

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20 My glory will remain fresh11 in me, the bow12 ever new in my hand.'13

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21 "Men listened to me expectantly, waiting in silence for my counsel.14

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      22 After I had spoken, they spoke no more;15 my words fell gently on their ears.16

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          23 They waited for me as for showers and drank in my words as the spring rain.17

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          24 When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it; the light of my face18 was precious to them.a19

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            • a 29:24 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.
              25 I chose the way for them and sat as their chief;20 I dwelt as a king21 among his troops; I was like one who comforts mourners.22

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