Job 29:24
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New International Version
When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it; the light of my face was precious to them.

New Living Translation
When they were discouraged, I smiled at them. My look of approval was precious to them.

English Standard Version
I smiled on them when they had no confidence, and the light of my face they did not cast down.

New American Standard Bible
"I smiled on them when they did not believe, And the light of my face they did not cast down.

King James Bible
If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If I smiled at them, they couldn't believe it; they were thrilled at the light of my countenance.

International Standard Version
I smiled at them when they had no confidence, and no one could discourage me.

NET Bible
If I smiled at them, they hardly believed it; and they did not cause the light of my face to darken.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When I smiled at them, they could hardly believe it, but the expression on my face did not change.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If I laughed on them, they believed it not; And the light of my countenance they cast not down.

New American Standard 1977
“I smiled on them when they did not believe,
            And the light of my face they did not cast down.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If I laughed at them, they did not believe it; and they did not cast down the light of my countenance.

King James 2000 Bible
If I mocked them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.

American King James Version
If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.

American Standard Version
I smiled on them, when they had no confidence; And the light of my countenance they cast not down.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If at any time I laughed on them, they believed not, and the light of my countenance fell not on earth.

Darby Bible Translation
[If] I laughed on them, they believed [it] not; and they troubled not the serenity of my countenance.

English Revised Version
If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.

Webster's Bible Translation
If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.

World English Bible
I smiled on them when they had no confidence. They didn't reject the light of my face.

Young's Literal Translation
I laugh unto them -- they give no credence, And the light of my face cause not to fall.
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
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. 25"I chose a way for them and sat as chief, And dwelt as a king among the troops, As one who comforted the mourners.…
Cross References
Job 29:23
"They waited for me as for the rain, And opened their mouth as for the spring rain.

Job 29:25
"I chose a way for them and sat as chief, And dwelt as a king among the troops, As one who comforted the mourners.
Treasury of Scripture

If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.

they believed

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the light

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