|New International Version (© 2011)|
"How I long for the months gone by, for the days when God watched over me,
King James Bible
Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me;
American Standard Version
Oh that I were as in the months of old, As in the days when God watched over me;
Young's Literal Translation
Who doth make me as in months past, As in the days of God's preserving me?
Job 29:2 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
O that I were as in months past - Job seems here to make an apology for his complaints, by taking a view of his former prosperity, which was very great, but was now entirely at an end. He shows that it was not removed because of any bad use he had made of it; and describes how he behaved himself before God and man, and how much, for justice, benevolence, and mercy, he was esteemed and honored by the wise and good.
Preserved me - Kept, guarded, and watched over me.
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Job 1:1-5 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God...
Job 7:3 So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.
Job 1:10 Have not you made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he has on every side?...
Psalm 37:28 For the LORD loves judgment, and forsakes not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
Jude 1:1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ...
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Job 1:10 "Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.
Jeremiah 31:28 Just as I watched over them to uproot and tear down, and to overthrow, destroy and bring disaster, so I will watch over them to build and to plant," declares the LORD.