21 “People listened to me expectantly,
    waiting in silence for my counsel.(A)
22 After I had spoken, they spoke no more;(B)
    my words fell gently on their ears.(C)
23 They waited for me as for showers
    and drank in my words as the spring rain.(D)
24 When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it;
    the light of my face(E) was precious to them.[a](F)
25 I chose the way for them and sat as their chief;(G)
    I dwelt as a king(H) among his troops;
    I was like one who comforts mourners.(I)

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  1. Job 29:24 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.

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