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;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I received a blessing from the dying. 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.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 13. - The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me (comp. ver. 11). Oppression in the East sometimes drives its victims to actual starvation or to suicide. Isaiah calls the oppressors against whom he inveighs "murderers" (Isaiah 1:21). These "perishing" ones Job often saved, and they "blessed" him. And I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy. How cold are the words of Ameni, "No widow have I oppressed," compared with these! Job was not content with mere abstinence from evil, mere negative virtue. He so actively and effectually relieved distress that affliction was turned into happiness, and lamentation into rejoicing.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me,.... That were ready to perish through the oppression of others, or through want of the necessaries of life, or through false charges brought, and through false witness bore against them, and so liable to a sentence of condemnation to death, or having it passed upon them; but Job taking their part, and searching thoroughly into their cause, not only respited them from destruction, but cleared them from the charges laid against them, and which brought the blessing of those persons on him; who blessed God for him, and blessed him, wished a blessing on him in their prayers to God, who had been such a happy instrument of their deliverance from ruin and destruction; see Proverbs 24:11;

and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy; by relieving her wants, defending her cause, and punishing those that oppressed her; which is the reverse of the character Eliphaz gives of Job, Job 22:9.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

13. So far was I from sending "widows" away empty (Job 22:9).

ready to perish—(Pr 31:6).

Job 29:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
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
And you sent widows away empty-handed and broke the strength of the fatherless.

Job 31:19
if I have seen anyone perishing for lack of clothing, or the needy without garments,

Proverbs 11:26
People curse the one who hoards grain, but they pray God's blessing on the one who is willing to sell.

Proverbs 31:6
Let beer be for those who are perishing, wine for those who are in anguish!
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

Deuteronomy 24:13 In any case you shall deliver him the pledge again when the sun goes …

Acts 9:39-41 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought …

2 Corinthians 9:12-14 For the administration of this service not only supplies the want …

2 Timothy 1:16-18 The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed …

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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