Job 29:11
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New American Standard Bible
"For when the ear heard, it called me blessed, And when the eye saw, it gave witness of me,

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

Darby Bible Translation
When the ear heard me, then it blessed me, and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to 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.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

When the ear heard me. - A personification for "they who heard me speak, blessed me." That is, they commended or praised me.

And when the eye saw me - All who saw me.

It gave witness to me - That is, the fixed attention to what he said and the admiration which was shown by the eyes of the multitudes, were witnesses of the respect and honor in which he was held. Gray has a beautiful expression similar to this when he says,

"He reads his history in a nation's eyes."

Job 29:11-13.See also Jeremiah 7:6; Malachi 3:5; James 1:27. Hence, God is himself represented as the vindicator of the rights of the widow and orphan:

A father of the fatherless,

And a judge of the widows,


Job 29:11 Parallel Commentaries

The Case of Spiritual Decay and Languor in Religion
1. Declension in religion, and relapses into sin, with their sorrowful consequences, are in the general too probable.--2. The ease of declension and langour in religion described, negatively.--3. And positively.--4. As discovering itself by a failure in the duties of the closet.--5. By a neglect of social worship.--6. By want of love to our fellow Christians.--7. By an undue attachment to sensual pleasures or secular cares.--8. By prejudices against some important principles in religion.--9,10. A
Philip Doddridge—The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul

Oh that I were as in Months Past! Job 29:02:00

John Newton—Olney Hymns

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