Job 29:22
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New International Version
After I had spoken, they spoke no more; my words fell gently on their ears.

New Living Translation
And after I spoke, they had nothing to add, for my counsel satisfied them.

English Standard Version
After I spoke they did not speak again, and my word dropped upon them.

New American Standard Bible
"After my words they did not speak again, And my speech dropped on them.

King James Bible
After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After a word from me they did not speak again; my speech settled on them like dew.

International Standard Version
After I spoke, they had nothing to say, when what I said hit them.

NET Bible
After I had spoken, they did not respond; my words fell on them drop by drop.

New Heart English Bible
After my words they did not speak again. My speech fell on them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After I had spoken, they wouldn't speak again. After all, my words fell gently on them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
After my words they spoke not again; And my speech dropped upon them.

New American Standard 1977
“After my words they did not speak again,
            And my speech dropped on them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
After my words they would not reply, but my reason dropped upon them.

King James 2000 Bible
After my words they spoke not again; and my speech dropped upon them.

American King James Version
After my words they spoke not again; and my speech dropped on them.

American Standard Version
After my words they spake not again; And my speech distilled upon them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To my words they durst add nothing, and my speech dropped upon them.

Darby Bible Translation
After my words they spoke not again, and my speech dropped upon them;

English Revised Version
After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them.

Webster's Bible Translation
After my words they spoke not again; and my speech dropped upon them.

World English Bible
After my words they didn't speak again. My speech fell on them.

Young's Literal Translation
After my word they change not, And on them doth my speech drop,
Study Bible
Job's Former Blessings
21"To me they listened and waited, And kept silent for my counsel. 22"After my words they did not speak again, And my speech dropped on them. 23"They waited for me as for the rain, And opened their mouth as for the spring rain.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:2
"Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As the droplets on the fresh grass And as the showers on the herb.

Job 29:10
The voice of the nobles was hushed, And their tongue stuck to their palate.

Job 29:23
"They waited for me as for the rain, And opened their mouth as for the spring rain.

Ezekiel 21:2
"Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, and speak against the sanctuaries and prophesy against the land of Israel;

Hosea 13:1
When Ephraim spoke, there was trembling. He exalted himself in Israel, But through Baal he did wrong and died.
Treasury of Scripture

After my words they spoke not again; and my speech dropped on them.

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Verse 22. - After my words they spake not again. When Job had spoken, the debate commonly came to an end. It was felt that all had been said, and that further remark would be superfluous. And my speech dropped upon them (comp. Deuteronomy 32:2, "My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew"). The silent, penetrating influence of wise counsel is glanced at. After my words they spake not again,.... Did not or would not make any reply to them; they did not attempt to change and alter them, to add unto them, or take from them, or in any wise to correct them, and much less to contradict them, and treat them with contempt; or "differed not", as Mr. Broughton renders it; differed not from them, but agreed to them; and differed not among themselves, but united in what Job said, as being full to the purpose, after which nothing more could be said; see Ecclesiastes 2:12;

and my speech dropped upon them; his prophecy, as Jarchi, prophesying being expressed by dropping, Amos 7:16; his doctrine dropped from his lips like the honeycomb, and was sweet, grateful, and delightful to his hearers, as the church's lips, Sol 4:11; or rather like the rain, as in Deuteronomy 32:2, when it falls and drops gently and easily, and so penetrates and soaks into the earth, and abides and does good: in like manner, when good and sound doctrine drops upon the hearers, so as to enter into their hearts, and work effectually in them, it does them good, and they rejoice at it, and are far from having anything to say against it. 22. not again—did not contradict me.

dropped—affected their minds, as the genial rain does the soil on which it gently drops (Am 7:16; De 32:2; So 4:11).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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