Job 29:19-25 NIV

19 My roots will reach to the water,1 and the dew will lie all night on my branches.2

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20 My glory will remain fresh3 in me, the bow4 ever new in my hand.'5

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21 "Men listened to me expectantly, waiting in silence for my counsel.6

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      22 After I had spoken, they spoke no more;7 my words fell gently on their ears.8

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          23 They waited for me as for showers and drank in my words as the spring rain.9

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          24 When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it; the light of my face10 was precious to them.a11

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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;12 I dwelt as a king13 among his troops; I was like one who comforts mourners.14

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