Job 29:21
New International Version
"People listened to me expectantly, waiting in silence for my counsel.

New Living Translation
"Everyone listened to my advice. They were silent as they waited for me to speak.

English Standard Version
“Men listened to me and waited and kept silence for my counsel.

Berean Study Bible
Men listened to me with expectation, waiting silently for my counsel.

New American Standard Bible
"To me they listened and waited, And kept silent for my counsel.

King James Bible
Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.

Christian Standard Bible
Men listened to me with expectation, waiting silently for my advice.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone listened in silence to my welcome advice,

Good News Translation
When I gave advice, people were silent and listened carefully to what I said;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Men listened to me with expectation, waiting silently for my advice.

International Standard Version
"They listened and waited for me, as they remained in silence for my counsel.

NET Bible
"People listened to me and waited silently; they kept silent for my advice.

New Heart English Bible
"Men listened to me, waited, and kept silence for my counsel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"People listened to me eagerly, quietly waiting for my advice.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Unto me men gave ear, and waited, And kept silence for my counsel.

New American Standard 1977
“To me they listened and waited, And kept silent for my counsel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They would hear me and wait, and keep silent at my counsel.

King James 2000 Bible
Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.

American King James Version
To me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.

American Standard Version
Unto me men gave ear, and waited, And kept silence for my counsel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They that heard me, waited for my sentence, and being attentive held their peace at my counsel.

Darby Bible Translation
Unto me they listened, and waited, and kept silence for my counsel:

English Revised Version
Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence for my counsel.

Webster's Bible Translation
To me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.

World English Bible
"Men listened to me, waited, and kept silence for my counsel.

Young's Literal Translation
To me they have hearkened, Yea, they wait, and are silent for my counsel.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Job's Former Blessings
20My glory is ever new within me, and my bow is renewed in my hand. 21Men listened to me with expectation, waiting silently for my counsel. 22After my words, they spoke no more; my speech settled on them like dew.…
Cross References
Job 4:3
Surely you have instructed many, and have strengthened their feeble hands.

Job 29:9
The princes refrained from speaking and covered their mouths with their hands.

Hosea 13:1
When Ephraim spoke, there was trembling; he was exalted in Israel. But he incurred guilt through Baal, and he died.

Treasury of Scripture

To me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.

gave ear

Job 29:9,10 The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth…

Job 32:11,12 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst …







Lexicon
Men listened
שָׁמְע֥וּ (šā·mə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

to me
לִֽי־ (lî-)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

with expectation,
וְיִחֵ֑לּוּ (wə·yi·ḥêl·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3176: To wait, to be patient, hope

waiting silently
וְ֝יִדְּמ֗וּ (wə·yid·də·mū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1826: To be dumb, to be astonished, to stop, to perish

for
לְמ֣וֹ (lə·mōw)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 3926: To or foreign

my counsel.
עֲצָתִֽי׃ (‘ă·ṣā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6098: Advice, plan, prudence
Verse 21. - Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel (comp. vers. 9, 10). Job, however, does not repeat himself, sines in the previous passage he is speaking of his work and office as judge, whereas now he declares the position which he had occupied among his countrymen as statesman and counsellor. 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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