Job 29:4-6

4 Oh, for the days when I was in my prime, when God’s intimate friendship blessed my house,
5 when the Almighty was still with me and my children were around me,
6 when my path was drenched with cream and the rock poured out for me streams of olive oil.

Job 29:4-6 Meaning and Commentary


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.

Cross References 7

  • 1. S Job 15:8
  • 2. Psalms 25:14; Proverbs 3:32
  • 3. Psalms 127:3-5; Psalms 128:3
  • 4. Ruth 4:1
  • 5. S Job 20:17
  • 6. Psalms 81:16
  • 7. Genesis 49:20; S Deuteronomy 32:13
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