Job 29:3
New International Version
when his lamp shone on my head and by his light I walked through darkness!

New Living Translation
when he lit up the way before me and I walked safely through the darkness.

English Standard Version
when his lamp shone upon my head, and by his light I walked through darkness,

Berean Study Bible
when His lamp shone above my head, and by His light I walked through the darkness,

King James Bible
When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;

New King James Version
When His lamp shone upon my head, And when by His light I walked through darkness;

New American Standard Bible
When His lamp shone over my head, And by His light I walked through darkness;

NASB 1995
When His lamp shone over my head, And by His light I walked through darkness;

NASB 1977
When His lamp shone over my head, And by His light I walked through darkness;

Amplified Bible
When His lamp shone upon my head And by His light I walked through darkness;

Christian Standard Bible
when his lamp shone above my head, and I walked through darkness by his light!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
when His lamp shone above my head, and I walked through darkness by His light!

American Standard Version
When his lamp shined upon my head, And by his light I walked through darkness;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
His awe he made above my head in spreading his lamp over me, and by his light I walked in the dark

Brenton Septuagint Translation
As when his lamp shone over my head; when by his light I walked through darkness.

Contemporary English Version
and the light from his lamp showed me the way through the dark.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When his lamp shined over my head, and I walked by his light in darkness?

English Revised Version
When his lamp shined upon my head, and by his light I walked through darkness;

Good News Translation
God was always with me then and gave me light as I walked through the darkness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
when he made his lamp shine on my head, when I walked through the dark in his light.

International Standard Version
when his lamp used to shine over my head, so I could walk through the dark,

JPS Tanakh 1917
When His lamp shined above my head, And by His light I walked through darkness;

Literal Standard Version
In His causing His lamp to shine on my head, By His light I walk [through] darkness.

NET Bible
when he caused his lamp to shine upon my head, and by his light I walked through darkness;

New Heart English Bible
when his lamp shone on my head, and by his light I walked through darkness,

World English Bible
when his lamp shone on my head, and by his light I walked through darkness,

Young's Literal Translation
In His causing His lamp to shine on my head, By His light I walk through darkness.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job's Former Blessings
2“How I long for the months gone by, for the days when God watched over me, 3when His lamp shone above my head, and by His light I walked through the darkness, 4when I was in my prime, when the friendship of God rested on my tent,…

Cross References
Job 11:17
Your life will be brighter than noonday; its darkness will be like the morning.

Job 18:6
The light in his tent grows dark, and the lamp beside him goes out.

Proverbs 13:9
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is extinguished.


Treasury of Scripture

When his candle shined on my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;

candle.

Job 18:6
The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.

Job 21:17
How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger.

Psalm 18:28
For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

by his light

Job 22:28
Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.

Psalm 4:6
There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

Psalm 23:4
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.









(3) When his candle shined.--See Isaiah 1:10.

Verse 3. - When his candle shined upon my head (comp. Psalm 18:28, "For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness"). A "candle," or "lamp," is a general symbol in Scripture for life and prosperity. God is said to light men's candles when he blesses them and maizes his countenance to shine upon them; conversely, when he withdraws his favour he is said to put their candles out (Job 18:6; Job 21:17). And when by his light I walked through darkness. The light of God's countenance shining about a man's path enables him to walk securely even through thick darkness, i.e. through trouble and perplexity.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
when His lamp
נֵ֭רוֹ (nê·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5216: A lamp, light

shone
בְּהִלּ֣וֹ (bə·hil·lōw)
Preposition-b | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1984: To shine

above
עֲלֵ֣י (‘ă·lê)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

my head,
רֹאשִׁ֑י (rō·šî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7218: The head

and by His light
לְ֝אוֹרוֹ (lə·’ō·w·rōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 216: Illumination, luminary

I walked
אֵ֣לֶךְ (’ê·leḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

through the darkness,
חֹֽשֶׁךְ׃ (ḥō·šeḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2822: The dark, darkness, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness


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