In this chapter Job gives an account of his former and wishes it was
with him now as then; and which he describes with respect to his own
person, and the favours he personally enjoyed, whether temporal or
spiritual, \\#Job 29:1-4\\; with respect to his family and domestic
affairs, \\#Job 29:5,6\\; with regard to the esteem he had from men of
every age and station, \\#Job 29:7-11\\; the reasons of which were the
mercy and compassion he showed to the poor, the fatherless, and the
widow, and the justice he administered in the execution of his office
as a magistrate, \\#Job 29:12-17\\; in which honour and prosperity he
expected to have lived and died, \\#Job 29:18-20\\; and which he further
describes by the respect he had among men, and the power and authority
he exercised over them, \\#Job 29:21-25\\.