Job 29:16-25 NIV

16 I was a father to the needy; I took up the case of the stranger.

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

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18 “I thought, ‘I will die in my own house, my days as numerous as the grains of sand.

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

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20 My glory will not fade; the bow will be ever new in my hand.’

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21 “People listened to me expectantly, waiting in silence for my counsel.

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

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

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

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            • Œ 29:24 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.
              25 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.

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