Job 29:20
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New International Version
My glory will not fade; the bow will be ever new in my hand.'

New Living Translation
New honors are constantly bestowed on me, and my strength is continually renewed.'

English Standard Version
my glory fresh with me, and my bow ever new in my hand.’

New American Standard Bible
My glory is ever new with me, And my bow is renewed in my hand.'

King James Bible
My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My strength will be refreshed within me, and my bow will be renewed in my hand.

International Standard Version
My glory renews for me and my bow is as good as new in my hand.'

NET Bible
My glory will always be fresh in me, and my bow ever new in my hand.'

New Heart English Bible
My glory is fresh in me. My bow is renewed in my hand.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My power will be fresh [every day], and the bow in my hand will remain new.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
My glory shall be fresh in me, And my bow shall be renewed in my hand.'

New American Standard 1977
‘My glory is ever new with me,
            And my bow is renewed in my hand.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
My glory is renewed with me, and my bow is renewed in my hand.

King James 2000 Bible
My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.

American King James Version
My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.

American Standard Version
My glory is fresh in me, And my bow is renewed in my hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My glory shall always be renewed, and my bow in my hand shall be repaired.

Darby Bible Translation
My glory shall be fresh in me, and my bow be renewed in my hand.

English Revised Version
My glory is fresh in me, and my bow is renewed in my hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.

World English Bible
My glory is fresh in me. My bow is renewed in my hand.'

Young's Literal Translation
My honour is fresh with me, And my bow in my hand is renewed.
Verse 20. - My glory was fresh in me; i.e. "my glory remained fresh" - received no tarnish, continued as bright as it had been at the first. And my bow was renewed in my hand. My strength did not fail. When it seemed on the point of failing, it was secretly and mysteriously "renewed." Some commentators regard vers. 19 and 20 as a portion of the speech begun in ver. 18, and view the verbs, not as past tenses, but as futures (compare the translation of the Revised Version). The general meaning is much the same, whichever of the two views we take. My glory was,.... "Is" or "shall be";

fresh in me; or "new" (g); renewed day by day, having fresh additions made unto it; which was true of Job's temporal honour from among men; as a prince and civil magistrate, he had the honour given him that was due unto him, and this was continually increasing; and also of his spiritual glory, which lay, as every good man's glory does, in the grace of God wrought in him, and in the righteousness of Christ put upon him, Psalm 45:9; which grace is renewed and increased in them by the Holy Spirit, and is therefore called the renewing of the Holy Ghost; and which righteousness is revealed "from faith to faith", Romans 1:17, from a lesser degree of it to a greater:

and my bow was renewed in my hand; "is" or "shall be"; meaning either his authority as a civil magistrate, increasing daily to the terror of evildoers, and to the praise, profit, and defence of them that did well; or his strength, as Gersom interprets it, his spiritual strength, as in Isaiah 40:31; where the same word is used as here; so that he grew stronger and stronger in faith and other graces, and went from strength to strength; the bow was a warlike instrument, and required strength to draw it, and is put for it; see Genesis 48:22.

(g) "nova", Mercerus, Piscator, Michaelis, Schultens. 20. My renown, like my bodily health, was continually fresh.

bow—Metaphor from war, for, my strength, which gains me "renown," was ever renewed (Jer 49:35).29:18-25 Being thus honoured and useful, Job had hoped to die in peace and honour, in a good old age. If such an expectation arise from lively faith in the providence and promise of God, it is well; but if from conceit of our own wisdom, and dependence on changeable, earthly things, it is ill grounded, and turns to sin. Every one that has the spirit of wisdom, has not the spirit of government; but Job had both. Yet he had the tenderness of a comforter. This he thought upon with pleasure, when he was himself a mourner. Our Lord Jesus is a King who hates iniquity, and upon whom the blessing of a world ready to perish comes. To Him let us give ear.
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