Job 29 :22

Job 29 :22 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

After my words they spoke not again; and my speech dropped on them.

King James Version (KJV)

After my words they spoke not again; and my speech dropped on them.

American Standard Version (ASV)

After my words they spake not again; And my speech distilled upon them.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

After I had said what was in my mind, they were quiet and let my words go deep into their hearts;

Webster's Revision

After my words they spoke not again; and my speech dropped upon them.

World English Bible

After my words they didn't speak again. My speech fell on them.

English Revised Version (ERV)

After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them.

Definitions for Job 29 :22

Clarke's Commentary on Job 29 :22

My speech dropped upon them - It descended as refreshing dew; they were encouraged, comforted, and strengthened by it.

Barnes' Commentary on Job 29 :22

After my words they spake not again - The highest proof which could be given of deference. So full of respect were they that they did not dare to dispute him; so sagacious and wise was his counsel that they were satisfied with it, and did not presume to suggest any other.

And my speech dropped upon them - That is, like the dew or the gentle rain. So in Deuteronomy 32:2 :

My doctrine shall drop as the rain;

My speech shall distil as the dew,

As the small rain upon the tender herb,

And as the showers upon the grass.

So Homer speaks of the eloquence of Nestor,

Τοῦ καὶ ἀπὸ γλώσσης μέλιτος γλυκίων ῥέεν αὐδή.

Tou kai apo glōssēs melitos glukiōn rēn audē.

"Words sweet as honey from his lips distill'd."

Pope

So Milton, speaking of the eloquence of Belial, says,

- Though his tongue

Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear

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Wesley's Commentary on Job 29 :22

29:22 Dropped - As the rain, which when it comes down gently upon the earth, is most acceptable and beneficial to it.
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