Job 29:13
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New International Version
The one who was dying blessed me; I made the widow's heart sing.

New Living Translation
I helped those without hope, and they blessed me. And I caused the widows' hearts to sing for joy.

English Standard Version
The blessing of him who was about to perish came upon me, and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy.

New American Standard Bible
"The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me, And I made the widow's heart sing for joy.

King James Bible
The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The dying man blessed me, and I made the widow's heart rejoice.

International Standard Version
Those who were about to die blessed me, and I made widows sing for joy.

NET Bible
the blessing of the dying man descended on me, and I made the widow's heart rejoice;

New Heart English Bible
the blessing of him who was ready to perish came on me, and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I received a blessing from the dying. I made the widow's heart sing for joy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me; and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

New American Standard 1977
“The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me,
            And I made the widow’s heart sing for joy.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The blessing of the one that was ready to perish came upon me; and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

King James 2000 Bible
The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

American King James Version
The blessing of him that was ready to perish came on me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

American Standard Version
The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me; And I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me, and I comforted the heart of the widow.

Darby Bible Translation
The blessing of him that was perishing came upon me, and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

English Revised Version
The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

Webster's Bible Translation
The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

World English Bible
the blessing of him who was ready to perish came on me, and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

Young's Literal Translation
The blessing of the perishing cometh on me, And the heart of the widow I cause to sing.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
29:7-17 All sorts of people paid respect to Job, not only for the dignity of his rank, but for his personal merit, his prudence, integrity, and good management. Happy the men who are blessed with such gifts as these! They have great opportunities of honouring God and doing good, but have great need to watch against pride. Happy the people who are blessed with such men! it is a token for good to them. Here we see what Job valued himself by, in the day of his prosperity. It was by his usefulness. He valued himself by the check he gave to the violence of proud and evil men. Good magistrates must thus be a restraint to evil-doers, and protect the innocent; in order to this, they should arm themselves with zeal and resolution. Such men are public blessings, and resemble Him who rescues poor sinners from Satan. How many who were ready to perish, now are blessing Him! But who can show forth His praises? May we trust in His mercy, and seek to imitate His truth, justice, and love.
Study Bible
Job's Former Blessings
12Because I delivered the poor who cried for help, And the orphan who had no helper. 13"The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me, And I made the widow's heart sing for joy. 14"I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; My justice was like a robe and a turban.…
Cross References
Job 22:9
"You have sent widows away empty, And the strength of the orphans has been crushed.

Job 31:19
If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing, Or that the needy had no covering,

Proverbs 11:26
He who withholds grain, the people will curse him, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.

Proverbs 31:6
Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to him whose life is bitter.
Treasury of Scripture

The blessing of him that was ready to perish came on me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

The blessing

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ready

Job 31:19 If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;

Deuteronomy 26:5 And you shall speak and say before the LORD your God, A Syrian ready …

Proverbs 31:6-9 Give strong drink to him that is ready to perish, and wine to those …

Isaiah 27:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown…

I caused

Deuteronomy 16:11 And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you, and your son, …

Nehemiah 8:10-12 Then he said to them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, …

Philemon 1:7 For we have great joy and consolation in your love, because the bowels …

sing

Psalm 67:4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for you shall judge the …

Isaiah 65:14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry …

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