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Job 29:8

    Job 29:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The young men saw me and hid themselves, And the aged rose up and stood;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The young men saw me, and went away, and the old men got up from their seats;

    Webster's Revision

    The young men saw me and hid themselves, And the aged rose up and stood;

    World English Bible

    The young men saw me and hid themselves. The aged rose up and stood.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The young men saw me and hid themselves, and the aged rose up and stood;

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 29:8

    The young men saw me, and hid themselves - From all classes of persons I had the most marked respect. The Young, through modesty and bashfulness, shrunk back, and were afraid to meet the eye of their prince; and the Aged rose from their seats when I entered the place of judgment. These were the elders of the people, who also sat with the judge, and assisted in all legal cases.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 29:8

    The young men saw me, and hid themselves - That is, they retired as if awed at my presence. They gave place to me, or reverently withdrew as I passed along.

    And the aged arose, and stood up - They not merely rose, but they continued to stand still until I had passed by. "This is a most elegant description, and exhibits most correctly the great reverence and respect which was paid, even by the old and the decrepit, to the holy man, in passing along the streets, or when he sat in public. They not only rose, which in men so old was a great mark of distinction, but they stood; and they continued to do it, though the attempt was so difficult." Lowth. The whole image presents a beautiful illustration of Oriental manners, and of the respect paid to a man of known excellence of character and distinction.
    Book: Job