Job 29:7-14 NIV

7 "When I went to the gate1 of the city and took my seat in the public square,

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8 the young men saw me and stepped aside2 and the old men rose to their feet;3

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9 the chief men refrained from speaking4 and covered their mouths with their hands;5

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10 the voices of the nobles were hushed,6 and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths.7

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11 Whoever heard me spoke well of me, and those who saw me commended me,8

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12 because I rescued the poor9 who cried for help, and the fatherless10 who had none to assist him.11

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13 The man who was dying blessed me;12 I made the widow's13 heart sing.

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14 I put on righteousness14 as my clothing; justice was my robe and my turban.15

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