Job 29:21-25

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21 People listened to me and waited, were silent for my advice.
22 After my speech, they didn't respond. My words fell gently on them;
23 they waited for me as for rain, opened their mouth as for spring rain.
24 I smiled on them; they couldn't believe it. They never showed me disfavor.
25 I decided their path, sat as chief. I lived like a king with his troops, like one who comforts mourners.