Job 29:7-17 NIV

7 “When I went to the gate of the city and took my seat in the public square,

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8 the young men saw me and stepped aside and the old men rose to their feet;

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9 the chief men refrained from speaking and covered their mouths with their hands;

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10 the voices of the nobles were hushed, and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths.

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11 Whoever heard me spoke well of me, and those who saw me commended me,

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12 because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist them.

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13 The one who was dying blessed me; I made the widow’s heart sing.

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14 I put on righteousness as my clothing; justice was my robe and my turban.

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15 I was eyes to the blind and feet to the lame.

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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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