Job 29:21-25 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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21 "Men listened to me expectantly, waiting in silence for my counsel. 21 "Men listened to me expectantly, waiting in silence for my counsel.
22 After I had spoken, they spoke no more; my words fell gently on their ears. 22 After I had spoken, they spoke no more; my words fell gently on their ears.
23 They waited for me as for showers and drank in my words as the spring rain. 23 They waited for me as for showers and drank in my words as the spring rain.
24 When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it; the light of my face was precious to them. 24 When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it; the light of my face was precious to them.
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. 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.