Job 29:23
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New International Version
They waited for me as for showers and drank in my words as the spring rain.

New Living Translation
They longed for me to speak as people long for rain. They drank my words like a refreshing spring rain.

English Standard Version
They waited for me as for the rain, and they opened their mouths as for the spring rain.

New American Standard Bible
"They waited for me as for the rain, And opened their mouth as for the spring rain.

King James Bible
And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They waited for me as for the rain and opened their mouths as for spring showers.

International Standard Version
They waited for me as one waits for rain, as one opens his mouth to drink in a spring rain shower.

NET Bible
They waited for me as people wait for the rain, and they opened their mouths as for the spring rains.

New Heart English Bible
They waited for me as for the rain. Their mouths drank as with the spring rain.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They were as eager to hear me as they were for rain. They opened their mouths wide as if waiting for a spring shower.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they waited for me as for the rain; And they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

New American Standard 1977
“And they waited for me as for the rain,
            And opened their mouth as for the spring rain.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they waited for me as for the rain, and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

King James 2000 Bible
And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

American King James Version
And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

American Standard Version
And they waited for me as for the rain; And they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They waited for me as for rain, and they opened their mouth as for a latter shower.

Darby Bible Translation
And they waited for me as for the rain, and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

English Revised Version
And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

World English Bible
They waited for me as for the rain. Their mouths drank as with the spring rain.

Young's Literal Translation
And they wait as for rain for me, And their mouth they have opened wide As for the latter rain.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
Job's Former Blessings
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. 24"I smiled on them when they did not believe, And the light of my face they did not cast down.…
Cross References
Job 29:22
"After my words they did not speak again, And my speech dropped on them.

Job 29:24
"I smiled on them when they did not believe, And the light of my face they did not cast down.

Psalm 81:10
"I, the LORD, am your God, Who brought you up from the land of Egypt; Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.

Psalm 119:131
I opened my mouth wide and panted, For I longed for Your commandments.

Proverbs 16:15
In the light of a king's face is life, And his favor is like a cloud with the spring rain.

Hosea 6:3
"So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth."
Treasury of Scripture

And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

as for the rain

Psalm 72:6 He shall come down like rain on the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

the latter rain

Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth …

Zechariah 10:1 Ask you of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD …

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