Job 29:13
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New American Standard Bible
"The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me, And I made the widow's heart sing for joy.

King James Bible
The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

Darby Bible Translation
The blessing of him that was perishing came upon me, and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

World English Bible
the blessing of him who was ready to perish came on me, and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

Young's Literal Translation
The blessing of the perishing cometh on me, And the heart of the widow I cause to sing.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The blessing of him that was ready to perish ... - Of the man who was falsely accused, and who was in danger of being condemned, or of him who was exposed to death by poverty and want.

And I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy - By becoming her patron and friend; by vindicating her cause, and saving her from the oppressive exactions of others; compare Isaiah 1:17.

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Library
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

Cross References
Job 22:9
"You have sent widows away empty, And the strength of the orphans has been crushed.

Job 31:19
If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing, Or that the needy had no covering,

Proverbs 11:26
He who withholds grain, the people will curse him, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.

Proverbs 31:6
Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to him whose life is bitter.

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