Job 29:11
New International Version
Whoever heard me spoke well of me, and those who saw me commended me,

New Living Translation
“All who heard me praised me. All who saw me spoke well of me.

English Standard Version
When the ear heard, it called me blessed, and when the eye saw, it approved,

Berean Study Bible
For those who heard me called me blessed, and those who saw me commended me,

King James Bible
When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me:

New King James Version
When the ear heard, then it blessed me, And when the eye saw, then it approved me;

New American Standard Bible
“For when an ear heard, it called me blessed, And when an eye saw, it testified in support of me,

NASB 1995
"For when the ear heard, it called me blessed, And when the eye saw, it gave witness of me,

NASB 1977
“For when the ear heard, it called me blessed; And when the eye saw, it gave witness of me,

Amplified Bible
“For when an ear heard [my name mentioned], it called me happy and fortunate; And when an eye saw [me], it testified for me [approvingly],

Christian Standard Bible
When they heard me, they blessed me, and when they saw me, they spoke well of me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they heard me, they blessed me, and when they saw me, they spoke well of me.

American Standard Version
For when the ear heard me , then it blessed me; And when the eye saw me , it gave witness unto me:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because the ear that heard praised me, and he whom I saw testified to me

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the ear heard, and blessed me; and the eye saw me, and turned aside.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone was pleased with what I said and did.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The ear that heard me blessed me, and the eye that saw me gave witness to me:

English Revised Version
For when the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness unto me:

Good News Translation
Everyone who saw me or heard of me had good things to say about what I had done.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"[Any] ears that heard me blessed me. [Any] eyes that saw me spoke well of me,

International Standard Version
"When people heard me speak, they blessed me; when people saw me, they approved me,

JPS Tanakh 1917
For when the ear heard me, then it blessed me, And when the eye saw me, it gave witness unto me;

Literal Standard Version
For the ear heard, and declares me blessed, "" And the eye has seen, and testifies [to] me.

NET Bible
"As soon as the ear heard these things, it blessed me, and when the eye saw them, it bore witness to me,

New Heart English Bible
For when the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it commended me:

World English Bible
For when the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it commended me:

Young's Literal Translation
For the ear heard, and declareth me happy, And the eye hath seen, and testifieth to me.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job's Former Blessings
10The voices of the nobles were hushed, and their tongues stuck to the roofs of their mouths. 11For those who heard me called me blessed, and those who saw me commended me, 12because I rescued the poor who cried out and the fatherless who had no helper.…

Cross References
Job 4:3
Surely you have instructed many, and have strengthened their feeble hands.

Job 4:4
Your words have steadied those who stumbled; you have braced the knees that were buckling.


Treasury of Scripture

When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me:

the ear

Job 31:20
If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;

Proverbs 29:2
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

Luke 4:22
And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?









(11) When the ear heard me, then it blessed me.--This is a direct negative to the charges of Eliphaz in Job 22:6, &c. He has felt them too deeply to pass them by in total silence.

Verse 11. - When the ear heard me, then it blessed me. Job, having described his reception by the nobles and chief men of the city, proceeds to speak of the behaviour of the common people. The former were respectful and attent, the latter rejoiced and made acclamation. Being of the class most exposed to oppression and wrong, they hailed in the patriarch a champion and a protector. They were sure of redress and justice where he was the judge. And when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me. The eye of the poor man lighted up with joy and rejoicing as Job sat down upon the seat of judgment, thus hearing witness to his fairness, candour, and integrity.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

those
אֹ֣זֶן (’ō·zen)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 241: Broadness, the ear

who heard me
שָׁ֭מְעָה (mə·‘āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

called me blessed,
וַֽתְּאַשְּׁרֵ֑נִי (wat·tə·’aš·šə·rê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 833: To be straight, to go forward, be honest, proper

and those who
וְעַ֥יִן (wə·‘a·yin)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

saw me
רָ֝אֲתָ֗ה (rā·’ă·ṯāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

commended me,
וַתְּעִידֵֽנִי׃ (wat·tə·‘î·ḏê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 5749: To duplicate, repeat, to protest, testify, to encompass, restore


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