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Job 29:11

    Job 29:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For when the ear heard me , then it blessed me; And when the eye saw me , it gave witness unto me:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For when it came to their ears, men said that I was truly happy; and when their eyes saw, they gave witness to me;

    Webster's Revision

    For when the ear heard me , then it blessed me; And when the eye saw me , it gave witness unto me:

    World English Bible

    For when the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it commended me:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For when the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness unto me:

    Definitions for Job 29:11

    Blessed - Happy.
    Ear - To work, till, or plough the ground.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 29:11

    When the ear heard me - This and the six following verses present us with a fine exhibition of a man full of benevolence and charity, acting up to the highest dictates of those principles, and rendering the miserable of all descriptions happy, by the constant exercise of his unconfined philanthropy.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 29:11

    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,

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    Wesley's Notes on Job 29:11

    29:11 Witness - Gave testimony to my pious, and just, and blameless conversation.
    Book: Job