Job 29:1

1 Job now resumed his response:

Job 29:1 Meaning and Commentary

Job 29:1

Moreover, Job continued his parable
Or "added to take [it] up" F17, that is, he took it up again, and went on with his discourse; he made a pause for awhile, waiting to observe whether any of his three friends would return an answer to what he had said; but perceiving they were not inclined to make any reply, he began again, and gave an account of his former life, in order to show that he was far from being the wicked man, or being so accounted by others, as his friends had represented him:

and said;
as follows.


F17 (tav Powyw) "addidit assumere", Montanus, Bolducius, Mercerus; "addidit tollere", Drusius.

Job 29:1 In-Context

1 Job now resumed his response:
2 "Oh, how I long for the good old days, when God took such very good care of me.
3 He always held a lamp before me and I walked through the dark by its light.
4 Oh, how I miss those golden years when God's friendship graced my home,
5 When the Mighty One was still by my side and my children were all around me,
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