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,

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

King James Bible
When his candle shined upon my head, and when 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!

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
when his lamp shone upon my head, and by its light I walked in the darkness;

King James 2000 Bible
When his lamp shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;

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

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
When his lamp shone over my head, [and] by his light I walked through darkness;

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

Webster's Bible Translation
When his candle shined upon my head, and when 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.
Study Bible
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 the days of my youth, 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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

through the darkness,
חֹֽשֶׁךְ׃ (ḥō·šeḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2822: The dark, darkness, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness
(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. 29:1-6 Job proceeds to contrast his former prosperity with his present misery, through God's withdrawing from him. A gracious soul delights in God's smiles, not in the smiles of this world. Four things were then very pleasant to holy Job. 1. The confidence he had in the Divine protection. 2. The enjoyment he had of the Divine favour. 3. The communion he had with the Divine word. 4. The assurance he had of the Divine presence. God's presence with a man in his house, though it be but a cottage, makes it a castle and a palace. Then also he had comfort in his family. Riches and flourishing families, like a candle, may be soon extinguished. But when the mind is enlightened by the Holy Spirit, when a man walks in the light of God's countenance, every outward comfort is doubled, every trouble is diminished, and he may pass cheerfully by this light through life and through death. Yet the sensible comfort of this state is often withdrawn for a season; and commonly this arises from sinful neglect, and grieving the Holy Spirit: sometimes it may be a trial of a man's faith and grace. But it is needful to examine ourselves, to seek for the cause of such a change by fervent prayer, and to increase our watchfulness.
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